The Indian women’s cricket team captain Jhulan Goswami has been conferred with Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award in India, for her services to cricket.
Jhulan, who heads the ICC rankings for bowlers, has taken 135 wickets in 114 one-day internationals and 33 from eight Tests for India
Goswami is the second India woman cricketer to be awarded the Padma Shri after Diana Edulji, the first Indian Women’s captain.
In 2010, she received the Arjuna Award, the highest civilian honour for sportspersons.
She also won the ICC Women’s Player of the Year 2007 and the M.A. Chidambaram trophy for Best Women Cricketer in 2011.
Goswami joined Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sunil Gavaskar, Virender Sehwag, Bishan Bedi, Kapil Dev, Sourav Ganguly, Anil Kumble, Harbhajan Singh, VVS Laxman and MS Dhoni among cricketers to have been conferred with the award.
The awards will be presented by the President of India at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi in March-April.