India veteran Jhulan Goswami calls time on T20I career
Jhulan Goswami picked up 56 T20I wickets for India. (Getty Images)

Veteran Indian medium-pacer Jhulan Goswami has announced her retirement from international T2o cricket three months before the Women’s World T20. Goswami, who made her debut 12 years ago in Derby where she took 2/14, went on to play 68 T20Is for India in which she picked up 56 wickets. The game against Bangladesh women in June earlier this year was the last time Jhulan was to play a T20I game. She went wicketless in that match.

Goswami, 35, holds the distinction of being the first female cricketer to take 200 wickets in ODIs. In May, she surpassed Cathryn Fitzpatrick to become the highest wicket-taker in women’s ODI history.

Known as tbhe Chakdaha Express, Goswami’s best T20I performance came against Australia in 2012 where her 5/11 gave India a consolation win in a three-match series. Her other notable performances include 3/20 against England in Taunton in 2011, 3/7 against West Indies in 2012, 3/11 against Bangladesh in 2014 and 3/30 against Australia in March this year.

“Goswami thanked the BCCI and her teammates for all the love and support she garnered during her stint with the T20I team and wished them luck going forward. BCCI and the entire Women’s national team wishes her the best and looks forward to her valuable contributions when she represents India in other two formats,” the BCCI said in a statement.