Jhulan Goswami is the First Woman Cricketer To Get 200 ODI Wickets
Continuing the trend of being one of the best cricketers in recent times, Jhulan Goswami created yet another record. Playing against South Africa she became the first cricketer to claim 200 ODI wickets in the history of women’s cricket.
The Indian women’s cricket team is currently playing ODIs in South Africa and the Bengal tigress achieved the feat during the 2nd match on Wednesday.
The pacer entered the 2nd ODI on 199 wickets and knocked out South African batswoman Laura Wolvaardt to achieve the feat in her 166th ODI match. At the end of the game, Mithali Raj and Co enjoyed a commendable victory over the Proteas. And, won the series in style.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) too congratulated the bowler on Twitter:
The cricketing world took to Twitter too:
The 34-year-old fast bowler had also made a valuable contribution during her tenure as the captain of the team. Goswami was one of the pillars of the Indian women’s cricket team during the World Cup tournament last year. The Arjuna awardee debuted in 2002 against England. Further, she is recognized as one of the fastest bowlers in the game and won the ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year award in 2007. She also is a recipient of the prestigious Padma Shri.
The first male cricketer to score 200 ODI wickets is also an Indian — the great Kapil Dev. In May 2017, Goswami became the leading wicket-taker in Women’s One-Day Internationals. With the feat, Goswami overtook Australian Cathryn Fitzpatrick, who once recorded 180 wickets.
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