“Getting nominated in the list is a big achievement and to find a place in the ODI team of the decade is indeed special. I feel blessed to finish this year with this honour. I will cherish it forever,” Goswami said.
Goswami, who made her ODI debut in 2002, is the highest wicket taker in the format with 225 wickets from 182 matches. “I fell in love with the game after watching the 1997 Australia vs New Zealand women’s World Cup final at the Eden Gardens. Back then the dream was to play for India and may be get one wicket.
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“I never planned my success. The only target was to contribute for India and every time I do that it gives me immense joy,” the former India skipper said.
Asked to pick one memorable ODI match, Goswami said, “Every wicket I picked is like my baby. It will be unfair to pick one wicket or one match as special.”
So what’s the next target? “As of now the target is to get back to playing competitive cricket but if you ask me about a goal then it will be to win the ODI World Cup in 2022. It’s a dream to take a victory lap with the cup,” said Goswami, who played two ODI World Cup finals (2005, 2017).