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Jhulan Goswami The First Women Cricketer To Take 200 ODI Wickets

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| February 8 , 2018 , 16:34 IST

Veteran Indian pacer Jhulan Goswami created history on Wednesday as she became the first female cricketer to scalp 200 ODI wickets, during the second ODI against South Africa in Kimberley.  

Jhulan achieved this record by taking the wicket of South African opener Laura Wolvaardt while Jhulan was playing her 166th ODI.

Speaking to BCCI.tv after her great achievement, Goswami said "It was a very special day for me, more special because we won convincingly. We played very good cricket. Thanks to my family, my team-mates, coaches and others that I can continue playing cricket. It is really special as whenever you achieve a milestone, you feel happy; you feel proud. But it was important for me to concentrate on my bowling as at the end of the day, how we perform matters most."

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The official account of the Indian women's team was the first to congratulate the pacer on their twitter post, said "Congrats! Jhulan Goswami on claiming landmark 200 wickets in ODI #Jhulan200

In May 2017 Goswami clinched the record of highest wicket-taker in women's ODIs, eclipsing the decade-long record held by Australian Cathryn Fitzpatrick.

Jhulan Belongs to a small town called Chakdaha in Nadia district of West Bengal and made her debut in One Day International way back in 2002.

In 2007 she was awarded the ICC Women Cricketer of the year.

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Kapil Dev was the first male cricketer to pick up 100 ODI wickets. It is coincident that Kapil and Jhulan both registered this feat in their 166th ODI.

Sachin Tendulkar took to Twitter to wish the ace cricketer Jhulan Goswami for her achievement.