One of the legends of the modern era, Jhulan Goswami, bid adieu to the sport after two decades at the Home of Cricket on Saturday, 24th September.
The leading wicket-taker in the women's format has been the catalyst behind India's rise in international cricket since her debut in 2002. In her final outing, the speedster scalped two wickets in her 10-over spell to help Indian record a 16-run win and clean sweep England for the first time in their backyard.
Hailing her contribution to the sport, Sourav Ganguly termed it as an end of an era. In a press release, he said, “With Jhulan announcing her retirement from international cricket, an era has come to an end. She took immense pride in representing India and always put her best foot forward as she served Indian cricket with distinction."
"She was the leader of India’s bowling attack, and her feats will continue to inspire the present and budding cricketers. Her contribution to the game has been monumental. While her inspiring presence on the field will be missed, her achievements will continue to motivate the upcoming cricketers,” he further added.
The Honorary Secretary of the BCCI, Jay Shah, feels she is the greatest to play the game and said, "Jhulan Goswami is one of the greatest to have ever graced the game. She, with her exceptional bowling skills, led India’s bowling attack with elan for numerous years and will remain a benchmark for the young cricketers who wish to represent the country at the highest level," he concluded.