Veteran India seamer Jhulan Goswami has suggested the introduction of a full-fledged women’s India Premier Leaguer (IPL).
This, she said, will be a great thing for the country, the game and its young players.
It was reported that the governing body, BCCI intends to start the women’s IPL. But top of its priority at the moment is organising a women’s T20 challenge alongside the men’s league.
Speaking with SportsTiger’s show ‘Off-the-Field’, Goswami said the women are waiting to have a full-fledged IPL, adding that such feat will be a big achievement for the country and the young cricketers.
According to her, such tournament will allow them to share dressing rooms with top-notch Indian and international talent.
Goswami, who is the highest wicket-taker in the women’s game, further said age is just a number. According to the 37-year-old, what matters to her most is the passion for the sport.
The 37-year-old bowler said professional athlete never think about age as they go on with their passion through hard work and love for the game.
He further stated that a thoroughbred professional wants to be on the ground as much as possible, adding that such an attitude is the most satisfying factor for any athlete.
Goswami, who further stated that she is just enjoying her game reflected on the loss of the 2017 ODI World Cup to the hosts England, saying it marked the revolution of the women’s game in India.
While noting that it was the only last ten overs that cost them the cup, the 37-year-old bowler said India had dominated for the 90 overs. She also revealed that it was England’s bowling in the last ten overs was the difference in the game as they couldn’t handle the pressure.
To her, it was painful, but they have moved on as the team’s performance has been very consistent in the last three years.
Written by: Oladipupo Mojeed