Mamata hails Jhulan's achievement
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday congratulated India pacer Jhulan Goswami for becoming the leading wicket-taker in women's ODI.
Goswami, who hails from Nadia district in Bengal, has surpassed Australian Cathryn Fitzpatrick to become the leading wicket-taker in Women's ODI cricket,
taking her haul to 181 wickets from 153 outings. "Congratulations to Jhulan Goswami for becoming the top wicket taker in Women's ODIs #cricket We are proud of you," Mamata tweeted.
The 34-year-old former captain took three wickets against hosts South Africa during the ongoing Women's Quadrangular Series to achieve the landmark.
With 271 International wickets (Tests, ODIs and T20I), Goswami, who was once the fastest bowler in women's cricket, has been the mainstay of India women bowling unit since her debut
Goswami is also the all-time leading wicket-taker in women's cricket. After winning the ICC Women's Cricketer of the Year 2007 she captained India. She was conferred with the Arjuna Award in 2010, and the Padma Shri two years later.
Goswami is no mug with the bat as well and averages 25.72 in Tests and has two fifties to her name.
In ODIs, the Bengal-born girl has 919 runs to her name.