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Jhulan Goswami

Former women's cricket team captain Jhulan Goswami ties 'Rakhi' on the wrist of West Bengal Sports and Youth Services Minister Arup Biswas and former cricketer Laxmi Ratan Sukla during an event on the eve of 'Raksha Bandhan' in Kolkata.

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Former national cricket team captain Jhulan Goswami ties 'Rakhi' on the wrist of a Buddhist monk during an event on the eve of 'Raksha Bandhan' in Kolkata.

PTI Photo/Ashok Bhaumik

Indian cricketer Jhulan Goswami bats during the first one-day international cricket match against England in Mumbai.

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Jhulan Goswami, Former captain of the Indian cricket team

Photograph by Tribhuvan Tiwari

Jhulan Goswami, former captain of India Women’s Cricket Team, being felicitated at Outlook Speakout, in New Delhi.

Photograph by Tribhuvan Tiwari

With that loping run-up, perfect yorkers, the ine­v­itable clutch of wic­kets and the highest ODI tally, what more is left for Jhu­lan Goswami to ask from goddess Durga? At a mar­que pujo in Calcutta, Jhu­lan sum­moned up her girlhood, about how, inst­ead of coveting a few new dresses, like her friends, all she wanted was bowling spikes. That’s why she’s a champion.

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