On her long career:
Jhulan Goswami: Never thought about playing for such a long time. Great experience. U-19 together, great relations. We believe that we can change the face of women’s cricket and we can be in the top 3/4 among the women’s teams in the world. We always believe in our own ability. It was a great atmosphere in the dressing and we enjoyed a lot. Im very fortunate to have played this sport. Coming from Chakdah, I did not know anything about women’s cricket. I’m very thankful to my family.
Current India skipper Harmanpreet Kaur has been full of praise for Jhulan Goswami in the build-up to her farewell game at Lord’s on Saturday.
“Her approach towards the game, nobody can beat that. I have learned a lot. Nobody can take her place. Even today, she continues to put in the same effort. You don’t see many bowlers do that today,” Kaur said recently.
Jhulan Goswami is set to bring the curtains down on a glittering international career that began in 1999 alongside longtime teammate and future India captain Mithali Raj, with India’s upcoming fixture against England at Lord’s set to be her farewell fixture. She will retire as the most successful bowler in women’s cricket of all time, her international tally currently standing at 353 wickets including 253 ODI scalps — a number that she will hope to add to come Saturday.
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of veteran India seamer Jhulan Goswami’s press conference ahead of her farewell match at the Lord’s Cricket Ground, where the Harmanpreet Kaur-led India take on England in the third and final ODI on Saturday.