The celebration continues for the Indian women's cricket team. The cricketers are receiving accolades from all over the country but Jhulan Goswami stands out. On Monday (Aug 7), the pacer was felicitated by her employer Air India following her stellar show in the recently concluded ICC World Cup in England.
The Indian women cricket team's incredible finish as runners-up at Lord's was celebrated across the nation and bestowing such an honour to the team’s most experienced player is a welcome move.
Goswami has been named as the leading wicket-taker in Women’s One-Day Internationals
Goswami picked up a fabulous 3 wickets in her 10 overs while giving away only 23 runs in the final against hosts England. She has been honoured with a citation and a Rs 50,000 cheque by Air India's Regional Director (Eastern Region) Capt. Rohit Bhasin.
"Air India is like my extended family and I feel extremely happy to be honoured by my organisation. I shall always remember the contribution made by Air India to make me what I am now. It has been extending all support to me and players like me who have been able to leave some mark in different sports for India during our formative years," Goswami, a former India captain, said in a statement.
She is also to be felicitated at the CAB Annual Awards function on August 8.
Goswami, who grew up in Chakdaha in West Bengal, is known to be a tiger-player in the Indian side. The 34-year-old fast bowler has recently scripted history by surpassing the record of Australian Cathryn Fitzpatrick to become the highest wicket taker in One Day Internationals (ODIs).
The Arjuna awardee is working with Air India in the commercial department since 2006
The star bowler’s valuable contribution during her tenure as captain of the Indian Women’s team will be forever cherished. Goswami’s new record as the highest wicket taker came while she was playing her 153rd ODI match in South Africa. She finished 3 for 20 in 7.3 overs.
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