Women cricket star Jhulan Goswami is now manager at Air India

India pacer Jhulan Goswami was on August 7 felicitated by her employers Air India

Indian pacer Jhulan Goswami, who has become a household name after she emerged as the leading wicket taker in the recently concluded ICC Women’s World Cup in England, was, on August 7, felicitated by her employers Air India. The women’s Indian cricket team impressed all after they finished the campaign as runner-up.

Jhulan, who returned figures of 3/23 in the final at Lord’s against hosts England, was handed a citation and a Rs. 50,000 cheque by Regional Director Eastern Region Capt., Rohit Bhasin.

“Air India is like my extended family and I feel extremely happy to be honoured by my organisation. I shall always remember the contribution made by Air India to make me what I am now. It has been extending all support to me and players like me who have been able to leave some mark in different sports for India during our formative years,” Goswami, the former Indian captain, said in a statement.

The 34-year-old, who recently scripted history by breaking the record of Australian Cathryn Fitzpatrick to become the highest wicket taker in One Day Internationals (ODIs), has been working with Air India in their commercial department since 2006.

The Arjuna award winner was also promoted to manager from deputy manager.

Jhulan was born in a village in Nadia district of West Bengal. She was a big fan of football since childhood, but started following cricket after watching the 1992 Cricket World Cup.

She captained the Indian team after winning the ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year 2007. She was conferred with the Arjuna Award in 2010 and the Padma Shri two years later.