Who is Jhulan Goswami?
The depth of your struggle and hard work will determine the height of you success, this line has very well proved by Jhulan Nishit Goswami who is the former captain of India national women’s cricket team. Besides this, she is also eminently known as one of the greatest women fast bowlers of all time and one of the fastest bowlers in the history of women’s cricket, and the fastest contemporary bowler following the retirement of Cathryn Fitzpatrick.
In fact, this talented lady is the highest wicket taker in Women’s One Day International cricket. Moreover, Goswami also captured huge fame by winning the ICC Women’s Player of the Year award in 2007. Recently, she came into the limelight in January 2022 when she was named in India’s team for the 2022 Women’s Cricket World Cup in New Zealand. In addition, Anushka Sharma came back to acting after 3 years with Chakda Xpress, a biopic on Jhulan Goswami.
Personal Life/Early Life
This eminent lady, Jhulan Goswami was born in a middle-class family in the town of Chakdaha in the Nadia district of West Bengal and holds Indian nationality. She is the loving daughter of Nisith Goswami (father) and Jharna Goswami (mother). Besides this, there is no information about her siblings and educational background.
Jhulan Goswami Relationship Status
As of her relationship status, Jhulan is unmarried. However, she is quite private towards her personal life so there is no information available about her relationship status.
|Full Birth Name||Jhulan Nishit Goswami|
|Nick Name||Babul, Gozzy|
|Birthdate||25 November 1982|
|Age||36 years old (as of 2021)|
|Birth Place||Chakdaha Nadia, West Bengal, India|
|Hobbies||Watching Football and Movies, Reading|
|International Debut||ODI- vs England in 2002
Test- vs England in 2002
T20 vs England in 2006
|Net Worth||Rs. 50 Lakh per annum|
|Height(Approx)||In feet: 5’11”
In centimetre: 180cm
|Weight(Approx)||In kilogram: 70kg
In pounds: 154lbs
Family Background, Education
|Father Name||Nisith Goswami|
|Mother Name||Jharna Goswami|
|Education Qualification||Not Known|
Boyfriend, Husband, Marriage
Favorite Things & Assets
|Favorite Actor||Aamir Khan|
|Favorite Crickteter||Batsman- Sachin Tendulkar
Bowler- Glenn McGrath
Social Media Accounts
Jhulan Goswami Career Highlights
Talking about her career, Goswami was called up to the Bengal women’s cricket team after finishing her training in Kolkata. Later, she made her international debut in 2002 at the age of 19 in a one-day International Match against England in Chennai. Moreover, she along with Mithali Raj guided Indian Women’s Cricket team winning Test series win England in 2006–07 season. In fact, Goswami also helped Indian Women Cricket team to get their first victory against England during the same season. After that, Jhulan represented Asia in the Afro-Asian competition in India, and she also won the ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year award in 2007. Later, Goswami took over the captaincy from Mithali Raj in the year 2008 and held till 2011. Additionally, this versatile lady also became the fourth woman to reach 100 wickets in ODIs at Asia Cup in the year 2008.
Other than this, Jhulan led India in 25 ODIs and has 40 Test wickets in her name in 10 matches. Moreover, she has scored 1593 runs with three 50s and has 271 international wickets in 223 games. In fact, she was the highest wicket taker in WODIs going past Australian Cathryn Fitzpatrick record of 180 wickets. Thereafter, Jhulan became the first woman cricketer to reach 200 wickets in one day cricket on 7 February 2018.
Besides that, Goswami had 200 wickets at an average of 21.76 in 166 matches, including two 5-wicket hauls and four four-wicket hauls. Besides this, she has 995 runs in 166 matches in ODIs. She took 6 for 31 against New Zealand in the year 2011 when India failed to win. Goswami also has 50 wickets in 60 20–20 Internationals. After that, she became the leading wicket-taker in ODIs when she took her 181st wicket against South Africa at PUK Oval, Potchefstroom, surpassing Australia’s Cathryn Fitzpatrick in May 2017.
Furthermore, she was part of the Indian team to reach the final of the 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup where the team lost to England by nine runs. Later, she took her 300th wicket in international cricket in September 2018, against Sri Lanka. She was just nominated to India’s Test squad for a one-off match in May 2021 against England’s women’s cricket team. Besides this, Goswami was named in India’s team for the 2022 Women’s Cricket World Cup in New Zealand in January 2022. In addition, Anushka Sharma came back to acting after 3 years with Chakda Xpress, a biopic on Jhulan Goswami.
Under the direction of head coach Ramesh Powar, this well-known lady was also chosen as a bowling advisor for India’s women’s indian cricket team. In the Indian Cricket team, Goswami is playing as a player-coach.
Awards, Honors and Achievements of Jhulan Goswami
ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year
Jhulan Goswami Wealth and Net Worth
Moving towards her net worth, Goswami has earned a very decent amount of net worth through her professional career. Her net worth is estimated to be ₹7.3 crore. The major source of her income is the amount, she receives from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) as an active Indian cricket player.
This famous cricketer, Jhulan Goswami was born on 25 November 1982 and has tuned 36 years old as of 2021. Being a cricketer, she is very conscious about her physique and maintains herself with the weight of 70kh. Her height is 5 feet 11 inches which is 180 in centimeters. She is blessed with a cute smile which is complemented by her black eyes and black hair. Her figure measurements are 34 inches breast, 30 inches waist and 34 inches approximately.
Some Amazing Facts At A Glance About Jhulan Goswami
- She took up cricket at the age of 15 and previously was a fan of Football.
- Jhulan started to take interest in cricket when she watched the 1992 Cricket World Cup on TV.
- Goswami travelled to Kolkata to play cricket as Chakdaha did not have any cricket facilities at the time.
- This cricket star took further interest in the sport after watching Australian batter Belinda Clark in the 1997 Women’s Cricket World Cup.
- an Indian postage stamp was issued in her honour, in April 2018.
- In January 2016, she was ranked first in the ICC Women’s ODI bowling rankings.