Jhulan Goswami humbled by Sachin Tendulkar's inspiring words

Jhulan Goswami humbled by Sachin Tendulkar’s inspiring words

She thanked Sachin for the encouragement and believes the team will be motivated by the words of Sachin.

Former India Women skipper Jhulan Goswami was left absolutely humbled after Sachin Tendulkar showered praise on her. The India women team have been playing exceptional cricket in the ongoing edition of the ICC Women’s World Cup. They have made it to the semi-finals of the coveted event and are now set to take on Australia Women in the penultimate game of the tournament.

The semi-final will be played on July 20. Ahead of the big game, former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has taken to the social media to inspire the women in blue. Tendulkar posted updates on his official Facebook handle. In his post for Jhulan Goswami, the leading wicket takers in ODIs in Women cricket, Tendulkar praised her commitment and zeal. He noted how Goswami overcame all odds to stand at the position where she is at the moment.

“MEET #JhulanGoswami: Her reason for being, as long as she can remember, has been to play Cricket for India. Young Jhulan Goswami defied the odds, and family members who thought Cricket wasn’t the ideal profession for her, travelling 80 kms to train in Kolkata. She woke up daily at 4:30 am to take a local train to the city. If that’s not love, what is? Your passion for the game shines through every one of your tremendous performances, Gozzy! You are truly an inspiration. Come on, #TeamIndia! All the best, #WomenInBlue! ICC – International Cricket Council UNICEF #CricketForGood,” wrote Sachin Tendulkar.

Jhulan’s response

Jhulan Goswami was left humbled with the inspiring words. She thanked Sachin for the encouragement and believes the team will be motivated by the words of Sachin.

“I am extremely grateful to Sachin Tendulkar. I feel humbled to see such a compliment coming from a legend. We grew up watching him playing cricket. It will definitely motivate me and will inspire the girls ahead of the semi-finals coming up against the Aussies,” quoted Jhulan Goswami.