Jhulan Gowswami hoping for a new dawn for team after WC journey
Kolkata: After facing agonise loss in the hands of hosts England in the World Cup final, veteran pacer Jhulan Goswami feels that this is the perfect time to do something for the team. She hopes of seeing new dawn after their World Cup journey.
"This is the right time to invest in women's cricket. I hope to see a new dawn from here on for women's cricket. Women's cricket is on the right track right now and the journey ahead begins from here," Jhulan was quoted as saying by 'ANM' news from London on Monday.
India rode on Jhulan's 3/23 to restrict England to 228/7 but after Punam Raut (86), semi-final's star Harmanpreet Kaur (51) and Veda Krishnamurthy (35) helped India come within touching distance of the target, the Mithali Raj-led side lost wickets in a hurry and inexplicably lost by nine runs.
England's Anya Shrubsole returned best figures of 6/46.
"I don't want to talk about the match," said Jhulan, who may have played her final World Cup.
"It's a good feeling that we are being appreciated by all. But if we would have won the final, it would have been the perfect icing on the cake. We are hurt at the way we lost in the final. Next time, we will try and do better," the 34-year-old Bengal pacewoman said.