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Jhulan Goswami Becomes First Woman Cricketer to take 250 ODI wickets

Indian pacer Jhulan Goswami became the first woman cricketer to take 250 ODI wickets. Jhulan reached the landmark in the ICC Women’s ODI World Cup 2022 match against England. Earlier, Goswami had become the first cricketer to take 40 wickets in the Women’s World Cups.

First Woman Cricketer to take 250 ODI wickets

Almost 17 years ago, Goswami took her first World Cup wicket, dismissing Inoka Galagedara of Sri Lanka on March 22, 2005.

Second, on the list is Australia’s Cathryn Fitzpatrick who has 180 scalps to her name. West Indies’ Anisa Mohammed is also tied at second spot with 180 wickets. South Africa’s Shabnim Ismail and England’s Katherine Brunt are next with 168 and 164 dismissals to their name respectively.

Earlier, Jhulan had created history in women’s cricket by becoming the first cricketer ever to take 40 wickets in Women’s World Cups alone, going past Australia’s Lyn Fullston. A number of international women’s cricket stars had lauded Goswami for her contribution to the sport.

Ellyse Perry Praises Jhulan Goswami

Australian all-rounder Ellyse Perry has heaped praise on Indian veteran pacer Jhulan Goswami and called her a “really, really tricky” proposition with the new ball. Addressing the media after she was adjudged the Player of the Match, Ellyse Perry spoke about their next opposition ‘Team India’.

Ellyse Perry
Ellyse Perry

When asked about Jhulan Goswami, Ellyse Perry remarked “I think not just myself, but our entire team have a tremendous level of respect for Jhulan. You know, what she’s done for the game, not just for the Indian team. But you know, the whole of women’s cricket globally is just unbelievable. I certainly admire her longevity as well, and just how successful she’s been over such a long period of time. You know, she’s such a talisman for the Indian team. She’s an absolute bedrock of that new ball. And it’s been really, really tricky to get away.”

She went on to add that it was always a wonderful opportunity to play against Jhulan and that interacting with her was always joyful “So, yeah, I mean, when you sort of had the wonderful opportunity to play against a player like that for such a long period of time, it’s hard not to just have a lot of admiration for them. And yeah, it’s always nice to see Jhulan – she’s so I guess kind and bubbly off the field and always willing to say, g’day and have a chat” , she said.

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