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Why Pakistan Should Thank Indian Pacewoman Jhulan Goswami

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: July 4, 2017, 2:31 PM IST
Why Pakistan Should Thank Indian Pacewoman Jhulan Goswami

Photo Credit: Kainat Imtiaz/ Instagram

New Delhi: They might be rivals on the field, but stories of Indian and Pakistani cricketers bonding off the field is no secret. Yet, the story of Pakistan women’s team pacer Kainat Imtiaz is indeed inspiring. The pacer who is part of Pakistan’s Women’s World Cup team has revealed that her decision to foray into the sport was none other than India’s women’s team pace spearhead and senior pro Jhulan Goswami.

Taking to Instagram, Kainat shared her story: “Let me share a story with you all.
In 2005 i saw the Indian team for the 1st time as the Asia cup was held in Pakistan. I was the ball picker during the tornament... I saw @jhulangoswami. The fastest bowler of that time. I was so impressed that i chose cricket as a career. Specificly fast bowling. 😍
Its a proud moment for me as after 12 years today in 2017 i am playing this ODI World Cup with one of my inspirations and getting more inspired....... 😍❤.”

Jhulan has been the pioneer of women’s cricket for the last decade. In fact, she is also the highest wicket-taker in ODIs with 186 wickets from 158 games. She has 40 Test wickets from 10 games and 50 T20I wickets from 60 matches. She has so far picked one wicket in the Women's World Cup and that came against Pakistan in India's last game.

Spinner Ekta Bisht produced a five-star display with the ball as India crushed Pakistan by 95 runs to register their third victory in as many games in the ICC Women's World Cup in Derby on Sunday. With this victory, the Women in Blue also continued their unbeaten record against Pakistan in ODIs as now, they have won all 10 matches that they have played against their arch-rivals. India have six points from three games and are at the top of the table. They will face Sri Lanka on Wednesday.
First Published: July 4, 2017, 2:31 PM IST

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