So you don’t follow women’s cricket? Too bad you didn’t know that Jhulan Goswami has made our country proud yet again. She is the former captain of the Indian women’s cricket team and has earned many accolades.
After being awarded ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year 2007, Arjuna Award in 2010, and the prestigious Padma Shri in 2012, Jhulan Goswami has now claimed the highest number of wickets in ODI cricket.
Goswami now has 181 wickets in 153 matches and beaten the record of Australian Bowler Cathryn Fitzpatrick.
Her achievements are not limited to just ODI as the right-arm bowler is the ICC all-time leading wicket-taker of women’s cricket across formats. She has 271 wickets in her name across ODI, T20, and Tests matches.
Jhulan Goswami was once the fastest bowler in women’s cricket.
The record of highest wickets in ODI was set in the ongoing match against hosts South Africa in the Women’s Quadrangular Series in Potchefstroom on Tuesday. She scalped 3 wickets to set her record.
Jhulan Goswami has set the bars quite high for aspiring women cricketers, other than being an inspiration for generations to come. We congratulate the speedster and hope to see her annihilate more records.