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Jhulan Goswami receives Padma Shri

ESPNcricinfo staff

January 25, 2012

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Jhulan Goswami celebrates the victory, Australia v India, 3rd place play-off, women's World Cup, Sydney, March 21, 2009
Jhulan Goswami is the second India woman cricketer to be awarded the Padma Shri after Diana Edulji © Getty Images
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Jhulan Goswami, India Women's captain, has been conferred with Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award in India, for her services to sports.

Goswami, 28, is currently the top-ranked bowler in the ICC Women's cricket rankings with 135 wickets in 114 ODIs, and she is the third on the overall all-time wicket-takers list. She made her debut as a 18-year-old and is now widely considered one of the fastest bowlers in women's cricket. In 2010, she received the Arjuna Award, the highest civilian honour for sportspersons.

Goswami is the second India woman cricketer to be awarded the Padma Shri after Diana Edulji, the first Indian Women's captain. She joins the an illustrious list of cricketers, including Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sunil Gavaskar, Virender Sehwag, Bishan Bedi, Kapil Dev, Sourav Ganguly, Anil Kumble, Harbhajan Singh, VVS Laxman and MS Dhoni, to have been conferred with the award.

The awards will be presented by the President of India in a ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan in Delhi later this year.

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Posted by thinktank1 on (January 26, 2012, 18:02 GMT)

great.. She worked hard and deserves this award. Congratulations captain.

Posted by   on (January 26, 2012, 13:45 GMT)

Weel done, and good acknowledgement to her work on the field. She is more deserving than half of the men listed above.

Posted by   on (January 25, 2012, 15:32 GMT)

wow i thought people dont read n comment on domestic n indian women cricket column . good to see people read n comment. does anyone from tamilnadu know where the association for women cricket in tamilnadu . if anyone know please let me know.

Posted by   on (January 25, 2012, 15:06 GMT)

Congrats Jhulan, we r proud of u! Keep it Up

Posted by Y2SJ on (January 25, 2012, 14:55 GMT)

Congratulations. She deserves it.

Posted by   on (January 25, 2012, 13:14 GMT)

Congratulations to Jhulan. Really proud of her! :)

Posted by SagirParkar on (January 25, 2012, 12:51 GMT)

well done to Jhulan and it is nice to see that the indian government is giving the women cricketers their due recognition.... i wish Mithali Raj also received some award or another.. she too has been a stellar performer for indian cricket in the women's circuit..

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