IND anxious for Jhulan’s farewell, says Smriti

IND anxious for Jhulan’s farewell, says Smriti

Sinchan Saha

Modified Sep 19, 2022 1:28 PM IST

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Star bowler Jhulan Goswami is retiring from international cricket after a 20-year stellar career, and Smriti Mandhana, who helped India women defeat England women in the first ODI, said the visitors are attempting to bid the legendary fast bowler a proper farewell. At the conclusion of the current three-match ODI series, the 39-year-old Goswami will say goodbye to the sport. She has taken 44 wickets in 12 Tests, 253 in 202 ODIs, and 68 in 68 T20 Internationals (56 wickets).

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Mandhana, who scored 91 runs off 99 deliveries, spoke after India’s seven-wicket victory on Sunday. Goswami (10-2-20-1) also contributed to India’s victory by limiting England to 227 for 7 with 42 dot balls while being accurately personified.

I want to say that this series is for Jhulu di (Jhulan Goswani), her bowling was amazing. All our efforts in this series will be for Jhulu di,” ODIs are natural for me, T20s I have to put effort to take care of the strike rate. In ODIs I can just react. But I’m happy to lay the platform.”

She said she would have been happier had she remained unbeaten.

Mandhana, 26, who won player of the match, acknowledged that her natural batting performs better in ODI matches than in T20Is.

She stated that if she had remained unbeaten, she would have been happy. In the 37th over, with India still needing 30 runs to win, Mandhana was the final Indian hitter to be struck out.

”Thanks to the supporters for coming out, happy to put out a show for them, I’m happy that Harman (Harmanpreet Kaur) won the toss. I saw the pitch in the first innings and told myself to cut down on the back-foot play. But didn’t hold back too much.”

Mandhana said.

“I’m happy that Harman (Harmanpreet Kaur) won the toss. I saw the pitch in the first innings and told myself to cut down on the back-foot play. But didn’t hold back too much. All of us showed the character which we discussed in team meetings. It was a crucial toss, the partnership between Jhulan and Meghna was great. Credit to all the bowlers as they chipped through,”

India captain Harmanpreet praised the team for its collective effort.

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“The partnership between Smriti and Yastika was great, we hope to continue the momentum. I want to give it all for the team, happy with the runs and with the stand alongside Smriti.” “She is a very smart cricketer, she was doing exactly what was asked of her.”

Harmanpreet said on Deepti Sharma, who was the most successful Indian bowler with 2/33,