‘If my daughter Sana plays cricket, then I want her to be like that too…’, Sourav Ganguly revealed the big secret
Indian fast bowler Jhulan Goswami is going to retire from international cricket soon. Although she is yet to announce it, the third match of the women’s one-day series vs England at Lord’s is going to be her last cricket match. Sourav Ganguly heaped praise on the West Bengal-born pacer ahead of his last match in international cricket. He said that if his daughter played cricket, he would ask her to be like Jhulan. Sourav said at an event on Thursday, “Jhulan has had a wonderful career. Played great cricket for so many years. If my daughter plays cricket, I will ask her to be like Jhulan Goswami. But it didn’t happen. A ground like Sannyas Lord’s is undoubtedly going to be a great affair. The board has plans to felicitate him. I am not saying what will be done now.”
Sourav also said, “I have a very good relationship with Jhulan. After becoming the board president, I met him several times and discussed about the development of the women’s cricket team.” Incidentally, Jhulan has not announced his retirement yet. However, Saturday’s match is believed to be the last match of his career.
Sourav also talked about the women’s cricket team on this day. Sourav is happy with the way Harmanpreet Kaur has dominated against him on England soil. He said, “Harmanpreet played well in both the matches against England. I saw them play. We live by strength.
The Indian women’s team created history by winning the ODI series for the first time in 23 years in England on Wednesday. Captain Harmanpreet led from the start and scored 143 runs off just 111 balls to take India to a strong 333/5 at the end of 50 overs. His fifth ODI ton innings included 18 fours and 4 sixes respectively.