- Published: Wednesday, 10 May 2017 15:13
With 271 International wickets (Tests, ODIs and T20I), Goswami is the all-time leading wicket-taker in women's cricket. After winning the ICC Women's Cricketer of the Year 2007 she captained India. She was conferred with the Arjuna Award in 2010, and the Padma Shri two years later.
Born in a village in Nadia district of West Bengal, Goswami grew up as a fan of football. Her first tryst with cricket was when she watched the 1992 Cricket World Cup on TV and five years later she was enthralled by watching Belinda Clarke's victory lap after Australia vs New Zealand 1997 Women's World Cup final live at the stadium. Goswami is no mug with the bat as well and averages 25.72 in Tests and has two fifties to her name. In ODIs, Goswami has 919 runs to her name in 153* matches.