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India’s ODI series in England will be legendary pacesetter Jhulan Goswami’s swan song from the game. Her last game is at Lord’s. It is fitting that her international cricket ends with an ODI as she is the leading wicket taker in the women’s format. England star Sophia Dunkley, who recently played a key role in their 2-1 win in the T20I series against India, spoke to NDTV about Jhulan Goswami, her legacy and how the hosts want to give her a proper goodbye.
“I think she’s had a great career and I think she’s someone who will be greatly missed in the women’s game,” Dunkley told NDTV in an exclusive chat.
Aside from a great cricketing legacy, the 39-year-old will also be remembered for her warmth off the pitch.
“I find her to be so friendly and smiley and also a really nice person, always very nice when I see her off the pitch,” said the 24-year-old all-rounder.
“Her stats and results show how good she is and the fact that she’s still coming out and bowling as well as she’s ever done is great to see and hopefully we can give her a good start here in the UK.” say goodbye,” Dunkley said.
Goswami cast a brilliant spell, taking one wicket and conceding just 20 runs as India triumphed by seven wickets in the first ODI in Hove.
Her efforts helped India limit England to 227/7.
Smriti Mandhana (91*) and Harmanpreet Kaur (74) then helped India with seven wickets left.
The two teams now face each other in Canterbury on Wednesday for the second ODI, with the third and final game of the series, broadcast by Sony Sports Network in India, to be played at Lord’s on Saturday.
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