[caption id="attachment_738610" align="alignnone" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/jhulan-goswami.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-738610" alt="Jhulan Goswami bowling" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/jhulan-goswami.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> Jhulan Goswami (IANS Photo)[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Three months before the ICC World T20, veteran Indian women pacer Jhulan Goswami announced <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/jhulan-goswami-calls-time-on-t20-career-738468">she is retiring</a> from T20Is with immediate effect. She has revealed it was a decision she has been contemplating for a long time and her focus is now on playing ODIs. <p></p> <p></p>She played in 68 T20Is for India, picking up 56 wickets. The game against Bangladesh women in June earlier this year becomes the last time Jhulan played a T20I game. <p></p> <p></p>"It's not an overnight decision," Jhulan was quoted as saying by the PTI on Thursday. "I have been thinking about this for a long time. The game has become faster but I have become slow. I am getting older." <p></p> <p></p>The decision was announced by the BCCI in a media release on Thursday. The 35-year-old said that she has age has been a major factor towards her decision to call time on T20I career. <p></p> <p></p>"I am not going to disclose what happened but it was going on my mind (after the Asia Cup). Cricket has become tougher, and I have realised my body is taking time to recover," she said. <p></p> <p></p>Jhulan 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. "It's not the time to regret. I've to focus on ODIs," she said. <p></p> <p></p>Known as the Chakdaha Express, Jhulan's best T20I performance came against Australia in 2012 where her 5/11 gave India a consolation win in a three-match series.