Jhulan Goswami breaks a ten-year old record as world cricket sits up and takes notice of this historic feat. Indian women’s cricket team member, Julhan Goswami has now become the highest wicket taker in the history of limited overs cricket surpassing the ten-year long record held by Australia’s Cathryn Fitzpatrick.
Goswami achieved this feat while taking part in the ongoing ODI series against South Africa. She attained her 181st wicket after dismissing Raisibe Ntozakhe to break Cathryn’s record.
Cathyrn Fitzpatrick had recorded 180 wickets in 109 matches while Goswami did it in 153 matches. This is also a testament to the longevity of Goswami in the game.
Goswami has been playing cricket for the last 15 years and has become one of the faces of women’s cricket in India. She burst on to the scene as the fastest bowler that India has ever produced and was also one of the quickest worldwide. Her brilliant performances led to her winning the ICC Cricketer of the year award in 2007.
Hailing from the Nadia district in West Bengal, Goswami has come a long way and has become an inspiration to youngsters in her country. Her hard work and dedication have taken her from her modest beginnings to a legendary figure in the game of cricket.
Goswami along with Mithali Raj have been the cornerstones for the Indian women’s team over the last 20 years. Their performances have put India on the map and ensured a highly reputed status for India in the world cricket.
These two have been a source of inspiration for the all burgeoning cricketers in the country today. There are also youngsters from other countries that look up to these two and hope to emulate in the future.