Jhulan Goswami
Jhulan Goswami (Image Credit: Twitter)

India women’s cricket veteran Jhulan Goswami’s commitment to the game was such that she would “spit fire” even while bowling in the nets. Mithali Raj, Jhulan’s longtime teammate and captain who was at the receiving end of it revealed.

India’s finest-ever batswoman Mithali Raj, who called time on a glorious career in July, on Saturday welcomed her contemporary and fast-bowling great Jhulan into the former cricketers’ club.

Jhulan Goswami
Jhulan Goswami. Image: ICC

Jhulan Goswami was always high on energy, reveals Mithali Raj

Speaking to PTI on Jhulan’s immense impact, longevity and relentless hardwork over the years, Mithali began by talking about the ‘Chakdaha Express” early days.

The dup have shared the dressing room for close to two decades and witnessed saw the massive growth of women’s cricket in India.

Mithali Raj
Mithali Raj (Image Credit: Twitter)

“We are of the same age, so we have that comfort level and communication. It was always very easy to reach out to her and speak to her. Someone who was always high on energy on the ground, may be because she is a fast bowler,” said Mithali.

Jhulan Goswami was always competitive, reckons Mithali Raj

The 39-year-old became the leading wicket-taker in ODIs through sheer dedication. Though swing was not her biggest weapon, accuracy and use of the seam got her a bagful of wickets.

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The competitive spirit in Jhulan was very much evident even in the nets, recalled Mithali.

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“In the nets, I would often ask her ‘why are you spitting fire, you are my teammate only na’. Then she would say ‘to get out is the toughest’. She always had the competitive streak including domestic cricket where we played against each other often. I enjoyed that rivalry as well.”

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