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‘We need many more Jhulans in India’

DNMUM407366 | 2/9/2018 | Author : G Krishnan | WC :539

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Mumbai: It took 13 years and 164 matches for Kapil Dev to be the first to 200 ODI wickets in 1991. For Jhulan Goswami to be the first to reach that many wickets among women in ODIs, it took an extra three years and just two more ODIs.
On Wednesday in Kimberley, when South Africa opener Laura Wolvaardt edged the 35-year-old right-arm medium-pacer from Bengal to wicketkeeper Sushma Verma to reach where no other woman cricketer has been, Jhulan has come a long way.
So many sacrifices and hard work, not to mention the never-ending passion for the game ever since Jhulan induced Englishwoman Caroline Atkins to edge to Mithali Raj at slips for her maiden ODI wicket.
It is a tribute to Mithali’s and Jhulan’s fitness and dedication
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