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From Lord’s to Eden Gardens, Jhulan Goswami’s immense contribution to world cricket in her career at the highest level for more than two decades was celebrated with fervor on Saturday, the day of her farewell appearance for India. At Lord’s, Indian captain Harmanpreet took Kaur Goswami out for the toss prior to the final ODI, and there were tearful scenes as the team huddled together. Across the road at Eden Gardens in Kolkata, Goswami’s home location, is planning to call a booth after its unveiling.
Goswami has a good end to her long international career, which started in January 2002, when she played well the first two ODIs, both of which India won to seal the series with the game on Saturday to play. The last time India won an ODI series in England was in 1999.
On Saturday, the party started around the time of the toss. Departing England team coach Lisa Keightley handed Goswami a shirt signed by the English players. Harmanpreet allowed Goswami to be captain for a while. And then there were a lot of pictures.

“Courtesy of BCCI and Cricket Association of Bengal [CAB]my family coaches captains, thank you for this opportunity, it’s a special moment,” she said in the official broadcast. “I started in 2002 against England [in India] and ending in England. Most importantly, we are 2-0 up in the series.

“Every moment has many emotions. In 2017 [ODI] World Cup, we came back and fought, at first nobody thought we would make it to the final, the way we played that tournament was something different. From there, women’s cricket in India came up slowly, gradually, and now we have our own path and can motivate young girls to play sports and have a career in cricket.

“I have to [keep my emotions in check] because I can’t get on the cricket pitch with emotion. My character is ruthless; you have to play cricket hard and try your best. Lots of teammates, people like Harman and Smriti [Mandhana], seen me, with ups and downs, we fought and stayed together through ups and downs. It’s good that the emotions come out early and that we can come back refreshed for the game. I’m happy to see how Harman and Smriti carried this team. The way Harman hit was amazing. She’s different, on her day it’s hard to get her out. Some days it’s hard for me to get her. I’m happy with the way players like Yastika [Bhatia] and Harleen [Deol] come. Hopefully they will be fine in the future.”

Not long after, CAB, Goswami’s home cricket club in India, announced their own honor for the star bowler. CAB had previously staged a screening of the farewell match in a city auditorium, attended by young female cricketers and CAB officials and members.

“We are planning to name a booth after Jhulan Goswami at Eden Gardens. She is a special cricketer and deserves to be among the legends,” said Avishek Dalmiya, the CAB chairman. “We will approach the army” [the owners of the stadium] for the necessary permission. We also plan a special congratulation for her on the annual day.

“At CAB, we attach equal importance to women’s cricket and that’s why we see so many talented cricketers. They are naturally inspired by Jhulan’s achievements. Although she has retired from international cricket, we would like her to play in the women’s IPL. [which is expected to start next year].”

Snehasish Ganguly, the CAB secretary, added: “We have made her the mentor of Bangladeshi women’s cricket because we want to get her valuable advice. We have plans to involve her in the development of women’s cricket. We also want her to have domestic cricket. plays. if she wants.”

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