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Goswami retires

26 Sep 2022 00:00:00 | Update: 25 Sep 2022 22:35:07
Goswami retires

Indian pacer Jhulan Goswami retired following a 16-run victory against England in the third One Day International at Lord’s on Saturday.

The 39-year-old brought an end to her career that spanned nearly two decades after making her debut for India in 2002, which makes her the second-longest serving player in Women’s ODI history after compatriot Mithali Raj, who played for more than 22 years.

In her farewell match, the pacer took two wickets for 30 runs.

She played 204 ODIs for India, taking 255 wickets averaging 22.04 with an economy rate of 3.37, including two five-wicket hauls. The pacer sits at the top of the all-time wicket-takers list in ODIs.

In 68 T20Is, she scalped 56 wickets at an economy of 5.45, while featuring in 12 Test matches, where she has a combined tally of 44 wickets.

“I’d like to thank the BCCI, my teammates, my coaches, my captains - everyone. Thank you for this opportunity, this is a special moment,” Goswami said before the match.

“Women’s cricket in India slowly and gradually picking up. We can motivate young girls to play sport and have a career option in cricket,” said Goswami. – TBP