The passion for cricket in India received a boost and this time among aspiring women cricketers. The reason is Jhulan Goswami who was the ex skipper of Indian Women’s cricket team became the highest wicket taker in ODI’s yesterday when she claimed her 181st scalp. By achieving this feat, she surpassed Australia’s Cathryn Fitzpatrick’s record of 180 wickets.
Jhulan now has 181 wickets in 153 matches at an average of 21.76 with two five-wicket and 4 four-wicket hauls. The Indian Women cricket team is participating in a quadrangular series in South Africa.
Jhulan Goswami received the ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year award in 2007. She was conferred with Arjuna Award in 2010 and Padma Shri in 2012. She has led Indian Women Cricket team in 25 matches and has started her career back in 2002 when she was 18 against England.
Jhulan has 40 test wickets in 10 matches and has scored 1593 runs which includes three fifties.
Neetu David, another Indian Women’s cricket team bowler is at No. 4 with 141 scalps from 97 games.