Happy Birthday Jhulan Goswami: How a World Cup encounter gave India a ‘world class’ bowler

Former Indian women’s team fast bowler Jhulan Goswami is celebrating her 40th birthday today i.e. on 25 November.

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Updated on: Nov 25, 2022, 6:00 AM IST

If anyone has seen a single match of women’s cricket in India in the last two decades, then Jhulan Goswami’s name cannot be unknown to him. Don’t know how many records of the cricket world Jhulan broke and set. Today i.e. on November 25, this player is celebrating her 40th birthday. Know the biggest success of his career. (Getty Images)

Jhulan Goswami was born on 25 November 1982 in Nadia, West Bengal in a middle class family.  Jhulan went to Eden Gardens to watch the final of the 1992 Women's World Cup and this one match changed her life and she decided to become a cricketer.  (Getty Images)

Jhulan Goswami was born on 25 November 1982 in Nadia, West Bengal in a middle class family. Jhulan went to Eden Gardens to watch the final of the 1992 Women’s World Cup and this one match changed her life and she decided to become a cricketer. (Getty Images)

Jhulan would get up from Chakda at 4.30 a.m. every day, travel 80 km by local train to Kolkata, practice there and then return home.  After continuous hard work, he got a chance to make his ODI debut in the year 2022.  After this, she remained the lifeblood of Team India for the next 20 years and became a big face of women's cricket in India.  (Getty Images)

Jhulan would get up from Chakda at 4.30 a.m. every day, travel 80 km by local train to Kolkata, practice there and then return home. After continuous hard work, he got a chance to make his ODI debut in the year 2022. After this, she remained the lifeblood of Team India for the next 20 years and became a big face of women’s cricket in India. (Getty Images)

Jhulan holds the record for taking the most wickets (355) in international women's cricket.  She is the first and only woman cricketer in the world to take 250 or more wickets in ODIs.  His name is also the record of taking the maximum 43 wickets in the World Cup.  She has also bowled more maiden overs in women's cricket.  (Getty Images)

Jhulan holds the record for taking the most wickets (355) in international women’s cricket. She is the first and only woman cricketer in the world to take 250 or more wickets in ODIs. His name is also the record of taking the maximum 43 wickets in the World Cup. She has also bowled more maiden overs in women’s cricket. (Getty Images)

Talking about Jhulan Goswami's international career, he has taken 44 wickets in 12 matches in Tests.  Whereas in ODIs, he took 255 wickets in 204 matches.  Apart from this, he also took 56 wickets in 68 matches in T20.  She became the youngest player to take 10 wickets in a Test match.  (Getty Images)

Talking about Jhulan Goswami’s international career, he has taken 44 wickets in 12 matches in Tests. Whereas in ODIs, he took 255 wickets in 204 matches. Apart from this, he also took 56 wickets in 68 matches in T20. She became the youngest player to take 10 wickets in a Test match. (Getty Images)

Jhulan Goswami is the first female cricketer after Mithali Raj, whose life is being made into a film.  The shooting of this biopic has started.  Anushka Sharma is playing the role of Jhulan Goswami in the film.  (Getty Images)

Jhulan Goswami is the first female cricketer after Mithali Raj, whose life is being made into a film. The shooting of this biopic has started. Anushka Sharma is playing the role of Jhulan Goswami in the film. (Getty Images)


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