Indian fast bowler Jhulan Goswami has become the highest wicket-taker in ODI cricket. He has crossed the 180-wicket mark of Katherine Fitzpatrick. Jhulan Goswami was selected in 2007 by ICC Cricketer of the Year. He has been awarded Arjuna Award and Padmashri. His birthday is on 25th November. Let’s look at some interesting facts related to their life:
# Jhulan was born in a small village in Nadia district of West Bengal. He started growing up as a football fan. But incidentally, the women’s World Cup final of 1997 was to be played in home ground Eden Garden, Kolkata. This match was between Australia and New Zealand. Jhulan worked as a ball girl here. Looking at the big players like Belinda Clark, Debbie Hockey and Katherine Fitzpatrick in this match, he decided that he would make his career in cricket itself.
# He was made the captain of the team after the ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year was selected in 2007. In 2010, he was awarded the Arjuna Award and Padma Shri in 2012.
# Jhulan was one of the key contributors to the women’s team’s first win at the 2006 tour of England. The women team won the first test match in England. He took five-five wickets in both innings. In the first innings 13 overs were four medinas and 5 wickets for 33 runs, in the second innings 45 wickets in 5 overs 5 wickets. This means that Jhulan took ten wickets in this Test.
# After Katherine Fitzpatrick, Jhulan became the fastest bowler in the world. The 5-inch 11-inch hingle can throw the ball at a speed of 120 kilometers per hour continuously.
# Jhulan started playing cricket at the age of 15. He got up at 4.30 in the morning and reached the local train from Practice Session. He used to stay 80 kms away from Kolkata. Many times, due to the train being missed, she could not reach Practice Session. But he never dreamed of becoming a cricketer. Never got frustrated The parents of Jhulan wanted to concentrate more on education than cricket.
# Jhulan is popularly known as Koji.
# The dream of Jhulan was that the 2017 women won the World Cup, but their team lost to England in the final.
# Once about Jhulan, one of his relatives had said that Jhalan you are a good cricketer, but better than you, you are a human being. It was the best compliment they had ever received.
# Jhulan has the highest wicket against England in any wicket he has taken. Jhonan has taken 63 wickets at 18.64 in 44 ODIs against England. Against England, he took 5 wickets for 16 runs and was his best performance.
# Hanging along with bowling is also a great fielder. He has taken 72 catches in international cricket. He has 50 catches in ODI, 5 in Tests and 17 catches in T20.
# Jhulan said in an interview that he likes Chinese food the most. In films he likes three idiots. Among the actors, Aamir Khan and Diego Maradona in football
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