Indian womenthe captain Harman Pritt Kaur Tribute to Veteran Pacers Juran Goswami, indicating that the latter’s passion for cricket is unparalleled. She also admitted that no one can take the legendary cricketer’s place.
Goswami, 39, will play his last game for India in the away side england women In the third and final ODI match of the series at Lord’s on September 24th. She is the only bowler in the history of the women’s game to have more than 200 ODI scalps.
Speaking to the media ahead of India’s trip to England for the series, India captain Harman Pritt praised Goswami’s legendary contribution to the game, saying:
“She played every game with unparalleled passion and no one could beat it. She always put in the same effort, played for two or three hours. She still put in the same effort that she was used to in her early days… I’ve never seen her make any changes to her practice regimen.
“You hardly see any bowler doing that, even at the net when hitting. No one can match her passion for cricket.”
The current Indian women’s team captain made her debut under Goswami in the 2009 World Cup against Pakistan. Looking back at the same situation, Harmanpreet said:
“She was the captain when I made my debut and it was a great opportunity for me to lead the team when she was going to play the last ODI. When I came in she was the front-runner person. I learned a lot from her. No one can replace her.
“I’ve learned a lot from her as a cricketer and as a person. She’s a great role model for all of us. There are a lot of people in the family who watched her grow up and then started the sport. ”
Goswami was last seen in India during the ODI World Cup in New Zealand in March. She was nervous ahead of India’s final group match against South Africa. As a result, she was not selected for the Sri Lanka tour.
“We’ll try to create some great moments for her” – Harmanpreet Kaur on Jhulan Goswami’s farewell
The India captain admitted that the entire squad is desperate to put on some memorable performances so that the veteran striker can sign at the top. Harmanpreet said:
“We’re talking about this being her last game. It’s very special for her and for us. We’re going to try to create some great moments for her so she can go back with some special memories.”
After making his international debut in 2002, Goswami represented India in 12 Tests, 201 ODIs and 68 T20Is, claiming 352 scalps in various formats.
The Indian women will compete in three T20Is in England from September 10-15. It will be followed by three ODIs from September 18th to 24th.