Jhulan Goswami achieved another remarkable feat when she took the field against Australia in the Group-stage game of the 2022 ICC Women’s World Cup. Goswami became the second women’s cricketer to play 200 ODI games for her country. Notably, Goswami made her ODI debut way back in 2002 against England in Chennai. Since then, the 39-year-old has represented India in 12 Tests, 68 T20Is, and 200 ODIs.
The special moment was made even more special by her teammates as Goswami was presented with a special cap. The right-arm quick was given her 200th ODI cap by the first one in the 200 ODIs club, her captain Mithali Raj. But before Raj presented the cap to Goswami, Smriti Mandhana lauded the pacer for achieving the milestone and acknowledged her contribution to Indian cricket.
“To play 200 ODIs as a pace bowler is something incredible. For us, you are always a motivation. Your work ethic is something that we’ve followed from Day 1 since we’ve entered the dressing room,” said Mandhana. To this Goswami replied and thanked everyone. “Well thank you, everyone, it’s been an honour to play for India. It has been an honor whenever I’ve worn this jersey. It’s always been special and I have always tried to contribute more than 100% whether it’s on the field or off the field,” she said.
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“It has been an honour to play for India.”
Jhulan Goswami became the second woman to play 200 ODIs, receiving her cap from Mithali Raj, who was the first to the milestone 🧢
— ICC (@ICC) March 19, 2022
Most wickets in Women’s ODIs
Apart from playing 200 ODIs, Goswami also has some unique feats to her name. The right-arm quick recently became the first women cricketer to scalp 250 ODI wickets. She achieved this feat against New Zealand Women in their Group stage game. She also has the most number of wickets in the ICC Women’s World Cup.
She became the highest wicket-taker in the Women’s World Cup by dismissing Anisa Mohammed in the 36th over of the innings with West Indies Women chasing a mammoth target of 318 set by India WOmen. Goswami surpassed the tally of 39 wickets taken by Lynette Ann Fullston of Australia from 1982 to 1988. The 39-year-old bagged the 40th wicket against West Indies in the ongoing World Cup 2022 in Hamilton. She also has made five World Cup appearances till date.