Harmanpreet Kaur, the captain of India, praised Jhulan Goswami on Tuesday, adding that “nobody can fill her shoes” due to her unrivalled devotion for the game.
After the third and final ODI against England at Lord’s on September 24, the 39-year-old, who has amassed the most wickets in international cricket over the course of a career spanning more than two decades, plans to retire.
On the eve of their departure for their white-ball series in England, Harmanpreet remarked in a media interview here, “She goes to every game with the same sort of zeal that is unparalleled, nobody can surpass it.”
Harmanpreet has many fond memories of the renowned Indian pacer, who has a world record 252 wickets to her name from 201 ODIs and is the only bowler with more than 200 wickets in the format. She made her debut under Jhulan’s captaincy in a match against Pakistan during the 2009 World Cup.
Jhulan last represented India at the ODI World Cup in New Zealand in March of this year. However, he was forced to withdraw from the Sri Lanka trip in July after suffering a side strain just before India’s last group game against South Africa.