Star Indian pacer Jhulan Goswami, who recently bid farewell to the T2o cricket earlier this year, admitted that the current team under Harmanpreet Kaur is playing fearless cricket in the ongoing ICC Women’s World T20.
Meanwhile, the last times India qualified for the ICC World T20 semifinals in 2010 in the Windies, Jhulan Goswami was the captain. And now, India have once again booked a place in top four beating Ireland on November 15.
Jhulan Goswami, who was keeping a close tab on the game from her home in Kolkata, says that it was a different feeling. However, she feels she denied of having withdrawal symptoms.
“All these years, I was involved in the action but this time I am following the matches purely as a fan,” said Goswami. “I am still actively playing cricket. It’s not that I am missing the action but for the first time I am on the other side of the boundary rope,” she added.
So far India have displayed fearless cricket to remain unbeaten in Group B and will face Australia in their last league match. Although India failed to cross the semifinal hurdle back in 2010, Jhulan Goswami believes this team have the pedigree to do so.
“It’s always great to reach the last-four stage. The team looks confident and each one has played her part so far,” she said. “There is bound to be pressure when you are playing a semifinal. If the girls hold their nerve and express themselves freely, I see no reason why they can’t bring the Cup home,” Goswami added.
Jhulan Goswami credits Ramesh Powar for the aggressive attitude
The tall and lanky pacer credit the former Indian cricketer for allowing the girls to play their natural game. She also credited Powar for sticking with the same bunch which is now yielding results.
“Since Ramesh took over as the coach, he has given the players the license to play their natural game. The girls are playing fearless cricket. This attitude has boosted the team.
“Ramesh has also ensured that there weren’t too many changes in the playing XI right through qualifying stage. This helped the team settle down as a unit,” Goswami concluded.