“Touch of class”: Jhulan Goswami helps injured Nadine de Klerk to win fans’ hearts regarding Spirit of Cricket

Dixit Bhargav
|Published 09/03/2021

Jhulan Goswami: The legendary Indian seamer earned accolades for both her bowling performance and on-field behaviour today.

During the second ODI of the ongoing South Africa Women’s tour of India in Lucknow, veteran India seamer Jhulan Goswami registered an archetype “Spirit of Cricket” award by helping South African batswoman Nadine de Klerk.

It all happened in the 35th over of the South African innings when de Klerk suffered what appeared to be a cramp in her leg. Clearly struggling in the middle, de Klerk had called for the South African physio.

Meanwhile, Goswami, who was fielding inside the circle, was seen helping de Klerk with respect to removing the batting pad off her right leg. After a brief delay, de Klerk resumed batting before being dismissed by Goswami in the 38th over.

After India captain Mithali Raj won the toss and chose to bat, her bowlers did exceptionally well to dismiss the visitors on 157 in 41 overs. Goswami, who picked bowling figures of 10-0-42-4, was the pick of the bowlers for India. After from the 38-year old player, India spinner Rajeshwari Gaikwad and pacer Mansi Joshi picked three and two wickets respectively.

Barring a 50-run partnership for the third wicket between South Africa captain Sune Luus (36) and batswoman Lara Goodall (49), their innings never really got going at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium.

Jhulan Goswami helps injured Nadine de Klerk

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav

Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who is currently into his fifth year as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. His first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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