Ganguly pays special tribute to Jhulan Goswami

BCCI president paid a special tribute to legendary pacer Jhulan Goswami, who is set to play his last game on September 24 | BCCI Women

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  • BCCI president Sourav Ganguly paid a special tribute to Jhulan Goswami
  • The legendary Indian pacer is retiring after playing his last game on Saturday, September 24 against England at Lord’s
  • Ganguly said that Goswami has been a role model in the country
Jhulan Goswami, the legendary Indian woman pacer, will be walking into the sunset after playing her final international game on Saturday, September 24 against England at Lord’s Cricket Ground. The 39-year-old pacer, who is the leading wicket-taker in women’s cricket (353) across all three formats has been one of the greatest to play the game and BCCI president and former India captain Sourav Ganguly heaped a huge praise on her .

Speaking at an event in Kolkata, Ganguly said that she is happy for Jhulan, who has been nothing short of sensational for India and has been a role model for young girls. Ganguly paying a special tribute to her said that she had a remarkable career and finishing at Lord’s will be a dream

“I am happy for Jhulan Goswami. I am very happy that she has performed very well in the last two matches. The Indian women’s team played well and won the match too,” Sourav Ganguly said on the sidelines of an event in Kolkata.

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“Jhulan Goswami is an absolute legend. She has taken the most wickets in the history of women’s cricket. She is from Bengal Chakdah. I have a very cordial relationship with her. I had a lot of discussions with Jhulan Goswami regarding women’s cricket development. I had a chat with Smriti Mandhana, and Harmanpreet Kaur as well.

“I am very happy for Jhulan. She is almost 40. She has had a remarkable career. Every sportsman’s and sportswoman’s life comes to an end. That is what sport is. But what Jhulan will leave is a rich legacy. She is a role model. She is finishing at Lord’s. And finishing at Lord’s is a dream,” Ganguly said as quoted by India Today.

Ganguly also said that had her daughter been interested in cricket, she would have wanted to play like Jhulan. “If my daughter wants to play cricket, I would suggest her to be like Jhulan but unfortunately, she is not playing cricket. I wish her all the best,” he added.

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