Jhulan Goswami (Cricketer) Wiki, Age, Height, Biography, Weight, Family, Career, Cast, Net worth, Husband, Jersey Number, Stats, Retirement, Salary, Bowling Speed & More.
Jhulan Goswami is an Indian cricketer and former captain of the Indian Women’s National cricket team. She is an all-rounder who bats right-handed and bowls right-arm medium-fast. She is one of the greatest fast bowlers in the history of women’s cricket.
|Real Name||Jhulan Nishit Goswami|
|Date of Birth||25 November 1982|
|Age (as in 2021)||39 years old|
|Birth Place||Chakdaha, West Bengal, India|
|Family||Father: Nishit Goswami|
Mother: Nishit Goswami
|Home Town||Chakdaha, West Bengal, India|
Birth & Early Life
Jhulan was born on 25th November 1982 in West Bengal. India. Growing up in a middle-class family, she was brought up with lots of love and care. As a young girl, Jhulan loved playing football and used to watch the matches on television. Her passion for cricket was ignited after watching the 1992 Cricket World Cup. She began playing with the neighborhood boys.
Although there were criticisms, Jhulan convinced her family that she was going to pursue cricket as a career. She began to travel to Kolkata every morning before school for her cricket training. In 1997, Jhulan got the opportunity to be the ball-girl at the Women’s Cricket World Cup.
Education & More
|Awards||Arjuna Award 2010|
Padma Shri 2012
Fastest Bowler Award
2007 ICC Women Cricketer of the Year
M.A. Chidambaram Trophy
In 2002, Jhulan made her professional debut with the Bengal Cricket team. She also made her debut for the Indian team in Chennai at an ODI against England. In the 2006-07 season, Jhulan helped her team win over England at the Test series. In 2007, she was a part of the Asian squad in the Afro Asian tournament. She won the ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year, that year. In 2008, Jhulan captained the team till 2011. She also became the 4th woman to reach 100 wickets in ODIs at the Asia Cup. In 2011, her team played at the Women’s Quadrangular one-day match, Potchefstroom.
In 2017, Jhulan became the lead wicket-taker in ODI after taking her 181st wicket against South Africa and surpassing Australia’s Cathryn Fitzpatrick. She also played in the Indian squad that made it to the finals of the 2017 Cricket World Cup only to lose against England. In 2018, Jhulan became the first woman to reach 200 wickets on One day Cricket.
She also became the first woman to take her 300th wicket in international cricket. In August, she announced her retirement from Women’s T20 International cricket. In 2021, Jhulan got selected to the India Test squad for their One-off match against England.
|International Debut||WTEST: 14 – 17, January 2002 against England Women.|
WODI: 06 January 2002 against England Women.
WT20I: August 05, 2006, against England Women.
|Teams||India Green Women, Trailblazers, Bengal Women, India Women, Asia Women XI|
|Batting Style||Right-hand bat|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm medium|
|Bowling Speed||120 kph (Fastest Ball)|
|Records||1st Position: Youngest player to take 10 wickets in a match.|
1st Position: Most ducks in career.
1st Position: Most balls bowled in career.
1st Position: Most wicket taken LBW.
2nd Position: Most catches in a career.
3rd Position: Most maidens in career.
and many more.
|Best Record||World’s fastest bowler with the wrist to bowl- 120kph|
|Coach/ Mentor||Ramesh Powar|
Personal Life & More
Pooja’s Zodiac sign is Sagittarius. Her net worth is estimated to be $1 million. She was appointed as a bowling consultant for India Women’s National Cricket team under coach Ramesh Powar. She is managed by Dunamis Sportainment.
|Net worth||$1 M|
Physical Status & More
|Height (approx.)||5 feet 11 inches|
Some Important Facts About Jhulan Goswami
- Jhulan’s nickname is Babul. She also goes by the name Gozzy.
- Her hobbies are reading and playing football.
- Her favorite batsman is Sachin Tendulkar and her favorite bowler is Glenn McGrath
- In 2020, she was nominated for the ICC Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Decade award.
Social Media Presence
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