Jhulan Goswami retires from international T20 cricket
Veteran Indian women's pace bowler Jhulan Goswami has decided to retire from international T20 cricket. The BCCI announced the same in a media release on Thursday. The 35-year-old veteran cricketer has been in the circuit for a long time. She had made her T20I debut back in 2006 and is the country's 3rd most capped Indian eves cricketer.
A look at Goswami's career
Goswami represented India in 68 T20I matches and picked up 56 wickets. Her best performance came in 2012 when she claimed 5/11 against Australia. Her last T20I appearance for India came in the Asia Cup T20 final against Bangladesh in June. She also has 203 ODI wickets to her name and is the first women's cricketer to have achieved the same.
Jhulan a strike performer in T20s
Jhulan will always be remembered as a strike performer for India in this format. In the Asia Cup T20s, she wasn't quite in form and managed a solitary wicket. The 35-year-old was also a part of the women's IPL exhibition match in May in Mumbai. She represented the Trailblazers, which was led by Smriti.
Padma won a host of awards
In 2007, Jhulan was rewarded with the ICC Women's Cricketer of the Year award. In 2010, she was conferred with the Arjuna award and two years later she received the Padma Shri. She will be remembered as a pioneer in Indian women cricket's rise.