This year comes across as the most difficult one for the sports fraternity across the globe as several ace players have been retiring from their respective sports. After Serena Williams and Roger Federer, now it’s Indian former international cricketer Jhulan Goswami who has put an end to her cricketing career.
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Taking to social media, the legendary pacer penned an emotional retirement post expressing her gratitude to each and everyone who was a part of her 20-year-long journey.
— Jhulan Goswami (@JhulanG10) September 25, 2022
“To my cricket family and beyond. So, the day has finally arrived! Like every journey has an end, my cricket journey of over 20 years ends today as I announce my retirement from all forms Of cricket. As Ernest Hemingway said, `It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end. For me, this journey has been the most satisfying. It has been exhilarating, thrilling to say the least adventurous. I have had the honour of donning the India jersey for over two decades and serving my country to the best of my abilities. There is a sense of pride every time I hear the National Anthem before a match,” Jhulan wrote.
Her retirement did come as a shocker but this was meant to happen, sooner or later. Hence, her fans and celebs alike wished her luck for the future and patted her back for being an inspiration to many and an asset to the women’s Indian cricket team.
For one last time 📸
— BCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) September 24, 2022
A great servant of Indian cricket. Congratulations on an outstanding career, inspiring so many women to take up the sport. Your grit and aggression always stood out. I wish you the very best. @JhulanG10 🙌🇮🇳
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) September 24, 2022
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) September 24, 2022
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Your international career may be over but you'll remain an absolute legend on and off the field. You have had a huge impact in the development of women's sport in India and undoubtedly one of the greatest fast bowlers to have ever served the game
End of an era! pic.twitter.com/ir2TwjPv46
— Wriddhiman Saha (@Wriddhipops) September 25, 2022
— Shreyas Iyer (@ShreyasIyer15) September 24, 2022
Congratulations @JhulanG10 on an outstanding career. A humble and friendly character, a true competitor and always a pleasure to play against. Thank you for your contribution to cricket, legend. pic.twitter.com/MD3YMUyuSZ
— Danielle Wyatt (@Danni_Wyatt) September 25, 2022
One of the greatest ever to play the sport. Your love, passion and dedication for the game is an inspiration to many. Thanks for all the wonderful memories. @JhulanG10 🏏
— K L Rahul (@klrahul) September 24, 2022
Two decades of running in hard and bowling pace needs to be saluted. Jhulan Goswami you raised the profile of women's game with every ball you bowled. You deserve the applause and a happy, relaxed retired life. @JhulanG10 pic.twitter.com/jOqyhTLPUL
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) September 25, 2022
— Heather Knight (@Heatherknight55) September 25, 2022
Happy Retirement Jhulu Di 🎉🎉 You Are the best and no One can take Your place. I am grateful to share dressing room with you. You are always an inspiration. Thankyou for everything. @JhulanG10 pic.twitter.com/AT1Zfh7YKs
— Meghna Singh (@SinghMeghna4991) September 24, 2022
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Thanks for doing the impossible and paving the way for girls who dream to rule the sport that’s usually attributed to men. You will be missed!