India’s Jhulan Goswami is now the leading wicket taker (181) in Women’s ODIs. She surpassed Australian Cathryn Fitzpatrick’s tally of 180 wickets in one day internationals.India fast bowler Jhulan Goswami on Tuesday created history by becoming the leading wicket-taker in the one day internationals for women’s.
The right-arm medium pacer achieved the feat when she trapped South African player Raisibe Ntozakhe leg before during the Women’s Quadrangular Series in South Africa.
The world No. 2 Goswami finished with an impressive three for 20 from her 7.3 overs as India bundled South Africa out for 119 in 39.3 overs.
The 34-year-old Indian all-rounder took her 181st wicket to better Australian Cathryn Fitzpatrick’s 10-year-old record. The ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year 2007, Arjuna Awardee, Padma Shri winner and the once the fastest bowler in women’s cricket has been the mainstay of India women bowling unit since her debut in 2002.
With 271 International wickets (Tests, ODIs and T20I), Goswami is the all-time leading wicket-taker in women’s cricket. After winning the ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year 2007 she captained India. She was conferred with the Arjuna Award in 2010, and the Padma Shri two years later.
Born in a village in Nadia district of West Bengal, Goswami grew up as a fan of football. Her first tryst with cricket was when she watched the 1992 Cricket World Cup on TV and five years later she was enthralled by watching Belinda Clarke’s victory lap after Australia vs New Zealand 1997 Women’s World Cup final live at the stadium.