Goswami Honoured with Commemorative Stamp for 200 ODI Wickets
Jhulan Goswami, the first cricketer to claim 200 ODI wickets in the history of women’s cricket, was honoured with a commemorative postage stamp of honour on Friday 20 April at the Calcutta Sports Journalists’ Club. The stamp features a mugshot of the cricketer along with an image of Kolkata’s iconic Victoria Memorial.
Continuing the trend of being one of the best cricketers in the recent times, the ace Indian cricketer was playing against South Africa when she broke the record back in February. 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.
Former Indian cricketer Sourav Ganguly was present at the ceremony to unveil the stamp.
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Also, former Australian woman cricketer Lisa Sthalekar tweeted:
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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.
She says it like it is – #JhulanGoswami – watch the fantastic story of this inspiring sportswoman on a day she becomes the first female cricketer to take 200 ODI wickets https://t.co/TjPUDFGthP pic.twitter.com/1gRASYXSJ5
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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.
Her ability to put it on a postage stamp time and again has made her one of India Women's greatest-ever cricketers.
Now Jhulan Goswami has been honoured by being put on a postage stamp herself!
— ICC (@ICC) April 21, 2018
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