Harmanpreet Kaur, the captain, reminisced about her international debut against Pakistan 13 years ago as the legendary fast bowler Jhulan Goswami, who has played for India for 20 years, prepares to play her last ODI series against hosts England.

I consider myself very lucky to have made my India debut in 2009 under the leadership of Jhulu Didi. She is now playing in her last series while I am the captain. She was the one I looked up to, and I used to watch closely while she practiced for competitions. She works hard and has an unrivaled enthusiasm. Nobody will be able to replace the gap she will leave. She keeps making the same effort even now. Before the T20 and ODI series against England, which begins on September 10, skipper Kaur said that “you don’t see many bowlers do it nowadays.”

The last ODI of the three-match series between India women and England will be played at the Lords Cricket Ground on September 24. The fast bowler Goswami, 39, who made her ODI debut for India in 2002, will end her remarkable career there.

Her contribution is substantial. Girls started playing after seeing her represent India. She will have a unique last game with the squad, and she will depart the cricket pitch with happy memories. She balances the squad out and lends a lot of support. We shall treasure her farewell series, Kaur continued.

Goswami has participated in 12 Tests, 201 ODIs, and 68 T20 Internationals while claiming 352 total wickets. She missed India’s last ODI World Cup group match (against South Africa) due to a side strain, and she was later passed over for the Sri Lanka visit as well. The National Cricket Academy cleared the 39-year-old to play again, and she was subsequently included to the team’s 17-person ODI roster for the England trip.