Summary – India won the first two games of the three-game ODI series to secure the series and will now want to give Goswami the ideal send-off.
The third ODI between India and England at Lord’s on Saturday will be an emotional one for the team as veteran pacer Jhulan Goswami prepares to retire, according to India captain Harmanpreet Kaur. India won the first two games of the three-game ODI series to secure the series and will now want to give Goswami the ideal send-off.
Harmanpreet said, “The Lord’s game is very special for us because it’s Jhulan’s retirement and we wanted to enjoy that game without any pressure, and I’m really happy that we were able to win today and now we can just have fun in that game,” as quoted Cricbuzz. She added, “It’s very important because that will be her last game. It will be a very emotional moment for all of us and we definitely want to win that game.”
Harmanpreet added regarding Jhulan’s last match, “When you win the first game, the second game is always important and we always try to finish that game as a winning side and today also we were looking at that only because we don’t want to carry any extra pressure on ourselves going to Lord’s,”
“Moreover, after winning the series, now we just want to have fun because I know it’s the last game for her. We will definitely look to win that game but moreover we will just go and have fun there.”
Goswami also made a significant contribution to Indian cricket, according to Harmanpreet.
“She’s someone who has taught us a lot,” Harmanpreet said. “When I debuted, she was a leader, and I learned a lot from her, and now our young bowlers, like Renuka [Singh] and Meghna Singh… they are also learning from her. They are learning how she bowls and getting that rhythm from her. She’s been a great inspiration for all of us, and we’ve learned a lot from her.”
The highest wicket-taker in the women’s game with 353 international wickets across 12 Tests, 68 T20Is, and 203 ODIs, Goswami has played 12 Tests and 68 T20Is.
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