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Historic! Jhulan Goswami Becomes First Woman Cricketer To Take 250 ODI Wickets

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Jhulan Goswami breaks record, again! Adding another feather to her cap, the Indian fast bowler took her 250th One Day International wicket and became the first woman cricketer in the world to do so. She reached this milestone on March 16 during the match with England in Mount Maunganui. Her 250th wicket was of Tammy Beaumont.

What you should know about Jhulan Goswami record

Along with creating history, Goswami reached a sum total of 350 International wickets milestones with this wicket. This feat comes just three days after Goswami had created history by becoming the highest wicket-taker in the history of the Women’s World Cup. She had surpassed the total wickets taken by Lyn Fullston from the Australian team who played in 1982-88.

Not only this, Goswami is the only woman bowler to take over 200 wickets in the history of ODI. In the ranking of wicket-takers, after Goswami comes West Indies’ Anisa Mohammed and Australia’s Catheryn Fitzpatrick, both of whom have a total of 180 wickets to their names.


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The first bowler to reach this milestone in men’s cricket was Kapil Dev in 1994 during the match with New Zealand.

All about Jhulan Goswami

The 39-year-old was born in Chakdaha, West Bengal. She is also the fastest woman bowler in the world with a speed of 120 kilometers per hour. In 2007, she won the ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year award.

The inspiring story of Goswami is going to be showcased on the big screen through the film Chakda Express. The film will star Anushka Sharma in the lead and she will be playing the role of Goswami.

In an interview with SheThePeople, Goswami had talked about the film and why she did not show interest when a Bengali filmmaker approached her for a biopic. “I knew one thing in my heart of my story ever goes on the big screen, it has to reach a vast audience so that more girls get motivated. I hope that film takes women’s cricket to more people around the country and they get to know about the challenges we’ve faced.”

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