Veteran Indian fast bowler Jhulan Goswami has decided to retire from T20 International cricket on Thursday. The 35-year-old Jhulan has taken 56 wickets with the economy rate of 4.45 in 68 T20I matches, including five wickets against Australia in 2012. She made her T20I debut against England in 2006 and played the last T20I match against Bangladesh in June this year.
Jhulan thanked the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and teammates for their success in T20I. The BCCI and the entire women’s cricket team have thanked her for her contribution in cricket and have given their best wishes for the future.
At the same time Jhulan ended the possibility of playing in the ICC T20 World Cup 2018 in the West Indies in November. For the last few years, in the short format, she was unable to get wickets, because of that her performance used to criticized.
Losing twice, including the finals from the ICC Asia Cup in Bangladesh, has caused considerable criticism of the team’s performance. Jhulan got only one wicket in four matches. Shikha Pandey is ready to lead the fast bowlers. Along with her the youngsters such as Pooja Witkars and Manasi Joshi are doing well, then it was time for this Bengal bowler to give chances to the next generation.
Jhulan Goswami’s career
Jhulan, who has taken the most wickets in ODI cricket so far, has taken 203 wickets in 169 matches. In addition, she has taken 40 wickets in 10 Test matches. She is the world’s first bowler to take 200 wickets in women’s ODI cricket.