Jhulan Goswami on Wednesday, playing a match against England in the 2022 Women’s Cricket World Cup reached a huge milestone as she became the first international women’s bowler to pick 250 wickets in one-day internationals. In team India’s 4th match of 2022 world cup against England, Goswami dismissed English opener Tammy Beaumont for 1 in the 3rd over and reached the epic milestone. Along with that accolade, she also completed 350 international wickets across Test, ODIs and T20s.
In her illustrious ODI career, Jhulan has played 199 one-day Internationals. She has picked most of her wickets against England with 75, 47 against New Zealand, 34 against South Africa, and 30 against Australia. She has been lethal in all conditions as age has picked 108 wickets at home, 97 overseas and 45 at neutral venues.
Jhulan in ODIs has averaged 21.83 and has picked up 7 four wicket hauls and 2 five wicket hauls. Her figures of 6 for 31 against New Zealand in 2011 is her best figures so far.
As she’s finishing up her legendary 20 year career, Jhulan will be making sure to end journey by given her best for team India in 2022 WC. She has already picked 5 wickets in 4 matches so and has been economical with the ball.
Reacting to her magnificent achievement, the social media world sent heaps of praises to the India Speedster. Here are a few reactions:
— ً (@SarcasticCowboy) March 16, 2022
— Rohit Kumbhojkar 🇮🇳 (@ROHITKUMBHOJKAR) March 16, 2022
“It is an honour to play alongside Jhulan Goswami. It is very Difficult for any fast bowler to play at this level consistently.” – Mithali Raj
— CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) March 16, 2022
Jhulan Goswami has 250 wickets, 38% more than anyone else in the world.
That is more than even Mithali Raj’s absurd lead of 28%.
— Abhishek Mukherjee (@ovshake42) March 16, 2022
There should be a statue of Jhulan Goswami, preferably in full motion, knees pumping. She is an icon and has done so much for women’s cricket. https://t.co/H7E13kPJbx
— Hen Cowen (@HMLCowen) March 16, 2022