Former Australia cricketer Michelle Goszko suffers a stroke, admitted to hospital
She played 4 Tests, 34 ODIs and a solitary T20I in yellow jersey scoring 217, 669 and 9 runs respectively
Updated - Nov 13, 2021 3:01 pm
Former Australia cricketer Michelle Goszko suffered a stroke on Saturday (November 13) and has been admitted to the hospital currently. More details on her health are awaited even as the cricketing fraternity is praying for her to recover soon. Renowned former cricketer and commentator Lisa Sthalekar confirmed the news during one of the WBBL matches.
Brisbane Heat and Sydney Sixers are currently facing each other and Lisa is one of the former cricketers covering the tournament. She took this opportunity during the show on 7Cricket to inform the saddening development from New South Wales and hoped that Goszko recovers from this stroke well. She also assured her that the whole cricketing fraternity is with Michelle at this moment.
Lisa also informed that Michelle is currently in the ICU but is recovering slowly and also added that she is talking a little bit on her road to recovery. “Shoutout to Michelle Goszko. Unfortunately, she has had a stroke. She is in ICU, she is talking a little bit and she is improving slowly. The cricket community is certainly behind her,” Lisa said in a video posted by 7Cricket.
— 7Cricket (@7Cricket) November 13, 2021
Michelle Goszko played 4 Tests, 34 ODIs and 1 T20I for Australia
Michelle Goszko played for Australia for almost a decade and is considered one of the better players to have played for the country She played 4 Tests, 34 ODIs and a solitary T20I in yellow jersey scoring 217, 669 and 9 runs respectively in all the formats. Having made her international debut back in 1997 against New Zealand in an ODI against New Zealand, Goszko played her last game back in 2006.
Interestingly, her only 100+ score in her career came in the Test format which was also a double century. She scored 204 runs in her debut Test against England but unfortunately couldn’t set the stage on fire as expected in the following games. Nevertheless, the 44-year-old certainly made the difference for the team batting at the top of the order.