Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami, two senior most members of Indian Women’s Cricket Team donated their match jerseys to the iconic museum at the Lord’s cricket ground. It was a very kind and touching gesticulation from the two players who probably played their last match of the World Cup against England at Lords.
Both Mithali and Jhulan gave their jerseys they wore throughout the World Cup to the museum of the mecca of cricket. A tweet from the twitter handle of the ICC Cricket World Cup confirmed the same. The Lords museum is a historic place having some of the most cherished memories of cricket. After playing a good brand of cricket throughout the tournament it was heartbreaking for the women’s in blue to be on the losing side.
While chasing a par total of 228 runs after the magical spell from Jhulan Goswami, India fell short of 9 runs despite some good knocks from Punam Raut and Harmanjeet Kaur. India was bundled out for 219 runs losing last 7 wickets for just 28 runs. Though Mithali couldn’t take her team through in the final, she had an amazing tournament scoring 409 runs to become the second highest run-getter of the tournament. It is very much disappointing to know that might not play a World Cup match again.
“Amazing gesture from Jhulan Goswami & @M_Raj03, who have donated signed match-worn shirts to the @HomeOfCricket museum!” an official twitter hand of the ICC Cricket World wrote on twitter.
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 24, 2017