Jhulan Goswami Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Jhulan Goswami Quick Info
Height 5 ft 11 in
Weight 74 kg
Date of Birth November 25, 1982
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Eye Color Dark Brown

Jhulan Goswami is an Indian cricketer who has represented the national team in all 3 formats of the game and had captained India from 2008 to 2011. She is renowned as one of the quickest and among the most successful pace bowlers in the history of women’s international cricket and for her more than handy contributions with the bat in the lower order. As of January 2020, she was the leading wicket-taker in Women’s ODIs and the only bowler to have crossed the mark of 200 ODI wickets. She won the ICC (International Cricket Council) ‘Women’s Player of the Year’ award in 2007, the season where she guided the Indian team to its first Test series win in England. Jhulan was also an integral member of India’s squads that finished as runners-up at the 2005 and 2017 Women’s World Cups.

Born Name

Jhulan Nishit Goswami

Nick Name

Babul, Gozzy, Chakdaha Express

Jhulan Goswami in an Instagram post as seen in April 2019
Jhulan Goswami in an Instagram post as seen in April 2019 (Jhulan Goswami / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Sagittarius

Born Place

Chakdaha, Kalyani, Nadia, West Bengal, India

Residence

Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Nationality

Indian

Education

Jhulan is a high school graduate.

Occupation

Cricketer

Family

  • Father – Nishit Goswami
  • Mother – Jharna Goswami
  • Siblings – Kunal Goswami (Younger Brother), Jhumpa (Younger Sister)

Manager

She is represented by Dunamis Sportainment, Management Agency, New Delhi, India.

Batting

Right-Handed

Bowling

Right-Arm Medium

Role

All-Rounder

Jersey Number

25 – ODI

Build

Average

Jhulan Goswami at ICC Women's Cricket World Cup in March 2009
Jhulan Goswami at ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup in March 2009 (paddynapper / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Height

5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm

Weight

74 kg or 163 lbs

Race / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Jhulan Goswami as seen in May 2019
Jhulan Goswami as seen in May 2019 (Jhulan Goswami / Instagram)

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Lanky frame
  • Bespectacled
  • Neck-length, tousled hair
  • Affable smile

Religion

Hinduism

Jhulan Goswami Favorite Things

  • Sports – Soccer, Cricket
  • Hobbies/Interests – Watching movies, Reading
  • Cuisine – Chinese
  • Movie – 3 Idiots (2009)
  • ActorAamir Khan
  • ActressKajol
  • SportspersonDiego Maradona
  • Travel Destination – London

SourceWikipedia, Cricket Country

Jhulan Goswami in an Instagram post in February 2018
Jhulan Goswami in an Instagram post in February 2018 (Jhulan Goswami / Instagram)

Jhulan Goswami Facts

  1. Initially enamored by soccer, her love for cricket began when she watched the 1992 ICC World Cup (Men’s edition) on television.
  2. She seriously began to follow and play the game at the age of 15, after witnessing the 1997 Women’s World Cup final live at the iconic Eden Gardens stadium in Kolkata. She had received complimentary passes for the game and was inspired by Australian captain Belinda Clark’s victory lap around the stadium after the Aussies had overcome New Zealand.
  3. As training facilities were inadequate in her hometown of Chakdaha, she decided to train in Kolkata, her state’s capital and cricketing hub. Even though her parents were not agreeable to the idea of her traveling alone for about 80km at such a young age, she defied them and used to wake up at 4:30 a.m. to catch the local train that would take her to Kolkata so that she could reach her coaching facility in time for the start of her daily practice.
  4. As of January 2020, Jhulan had bowled almost 1500 overs in the ODI format of the game, which was nearly 500 overs more than the 2nd-placed Cathryn Fitzpatrick.
  5. In April 2018, a postage stamp was issued in her honor at the Calcutta Sports Journalists’ Club. The stamp featured her picture along with Kolkata’s iconic monument, The Victoria Memorial.
  6. In 2010, the Government of India conferred on her the ‘Arjuna Award’, an annual award that recognizes outstanding achievement in sports. She was honored with the ‘Padma Shri’ in 2012, India’s fourth-highest civilian award, becoming only the 2nd female cricketer to receive the prestigious honor after Diana Edulji.
  7. When the BCCI awarded annual retainer contracts for female cricketers for the first time in 2015, Jhulan was among the 4 senior cricketers who were awarded central contracts in the highest category.

Featured Image by Jhulan Goswami / Instagram

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