Her inswingers challenged me: Rohit Sharma pays tribute to retiring Jhulan Goswami

As Goswami prepares for her swansong, India men’s cricket team captain Rohit Sharma paid a tribute to the legendary cricketer.

Ritesh PathakAuthor

Updated - 18 September 2022 11:57 PM

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Indian women’s cricket will be seeing one of its legends retiring next week as veteran pacer Jhulan Goswami will bid adieu to the game after the third ODI against England at Lord’s. Having represented India in over 250 international matches, Goswami will end her career as one of the greats to have played the game. The right-arm quick has over 350 international wickets and she still continues to trouble batters with her swing bowling, even at the age of 39 years.

As Goswami prepares for her swansong, India men’s cricket team captain Rohit Sharma paid a tribute to the legendary cricketer. Sharma heaped praise on Goswami and called her a legend. He also remembered the time spent with the right-arm quick at National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru and revealed that he too was troubled by the inswingers of Goswami. 

"Jhulan Goswami is a legend, she has shown lots of passion for the country, it's an inspiration and learning for all the youngsters in the country - her inswingers has challenged me as well at NCA," said Rohit in the pre-match press conference in Mohali ahead of India's T20I series against Australia.

Goswami continues to deliver for India

Now coming to Jhulan Goswami’s performance in the ongoing ODI series between India and England which will be the veteran’s last ever. The 39-year-old who made her return to international cricket for the first time in six months on Sunday (September 18) in the first ODI of the three-match ODI series against England at the County Ground in Hove, continued to deliver for the team as she bowled an economic spell. 

Goswami conceded only twenty runs in her quota of ten overs wherein she also bowled two maiden overs. She also got rid of Tammy Beaumont as Goswami trapped the English opener LBW. On the back of Goswami’s impressive bowling and some great spin bowling from Deepti Sharma (2/33), India restricted England to 227/7. 

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