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From Chakdah to Lord's, Jhulan Goswami has had a fairytale journey

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cricket as a raw, rookie pacer. It won’t take Jhulan Goswami long to become a legendary fast bowler. In the era of compact disc, Jhulan was like a long-playing record, who started her international career in 2002 under the Women’s Cricket Association of India (WCAI) against England in Chennai.

At 39 years and 302 days, when the former India skipper’s journey ends with the final ODI against England at Lords on Saturday, she would have played 12 Tests, 68 T20Is and 204 ODIs, with 353 wickets in her bag.

Her tally of 253 wickets in ODIs is the best in women’s cricket, with South Africa’s Shabnim Ismail a distant second with 191.

When she had first donned the India colours, her current teammates Shafali Verma and Richa Ghosh were not even born, and her captain Harmanpreet Kaur was still a kid dreaming of playing the game.

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