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Tushar Arothe reveals that he was shocked when Jhulan Goswami asked him to drop her

It was a difficult task to convince Jhulan: Arothe

Jhulan Goswami
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India’s Women’s team coach Tushar Arothe revealed that he was shocked when Indian fast bowler Jhulan Goswami asked him to drop her after just the two games during the league stages of World Cup. But the management decided to stick with her which brought rich dividends by the end of the tournament.

Jhulan Goswami made the surprising revelation at a felicitation ceremony organised by the Cricket Association of Bengal. She was awarded a prize of 10 lakhs in presence of Honorable Cheif Minister of West Bengal. The Indian coach revealed that it was commendable on the part of Goswami who was thinking of the team ahead of herself.

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“I was shocked but happy as well because she was thinking about the team… all credit to her. She is a senior member and she knows what she was saying, but it was difficult for me to take such a decision,” claimed Tushar Arothe according to Mid-Day. He further disclosed that captain Mithali Raj was also surprised to hear about the reaction of the fast bowler.

It was a difficult task to convince Jhulan: Arothe

“Mithali’s reaction was also the same. She said, ‘how can Jhulan react like this, I am not going to drop her in any case’. India needed her experience and both Mithali and me decided to support her and backed her ability to make a strong comeback. Since our third match was against Pakistan, I asked her to think more positively. I was pretty sure she would do well in the next game,” added the Indian Women’s team coach.

“It was a difficult task to convince Jhulan initially, but I told her to give work hard for the next four to five days. I know her mentality and she worked really hard. During the first two game, Jhulan was not hitting the right length gave runs. But later on, we both worked on it and she got the desired result” concluded Arothe.

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