How Pakistan bowler Kainat Imtiaz got inspired by India pacer Jhulan Goswami

first_imgPakistan’s medium-fast bowler Kainat Imtiaz took to Instagram to share how India pacer Jhulan Goswami inspired her to pursue cricket and become a fast bowler after India defeated Pakistan by 95 runs in the Women’s World Cup in Derby.The 25-year-old Kainat made her ODI debut in 2011 and is currently representing Pakistan in the Women’s World Cup for the first time and though she didn’t play against India on Sunday, she bagged two wickets against England women on June 27 where Pakistan lost by 107 runs (D/L method).Kainat shared with her fans on Instagram that in 2005, she saw Jhulan Goswami and “the Indian team for the first time as the Asia Cup was held in Pakistan.”The 25-year-old said that she was the “ball picker during the tournament” and saw Jhulan Goswami, “the fastest bowler of that time.”Kainat confessed that Goswami was inspiration and it is because of her that she took up cricket.advertisement”I was so impressed that I chose cricket as a career. Specifically fast bowling,” Kainat wrote.Kainat further added, “It’s a proud moment for me as after 12 years today (Sunday), in 2017, I am playing this ODI World Cup with one of my inspirations and getting more inspired.”India women registered their 10th ODI victory over Pakistan as Ekta Bisht’s 5/18 enabled them to crush Pakistan by 95 runs in the Women’s World Cup in Derby on Sunday.Indian women have emerged victorious in each of the 10 ODIs they played against Pakistan to stamp their authority over their arch-rivals.India have not only defeated Pakistan in all  the ODIs played between the two sides but seven of those wins have been 95+ runs or 10 wickets, a record that speaks highly of the domination India women have had over the neighbours.In the Women’s World Cup in Derby, India beat Pakistan to register their third consecutive win in the tournament and continued with their rich form.India, having won the toss and opting to bat first, posted a lowly 169 with Punam Raut being the highest scorer at 47 runs.In the second innings, Ekta Bisht spun a web around the Pakistani batting line-up, picking three wickets – Ayesha Zafar, Sidra Nawaz and Iram Javed – in the beginning itself leaving Pakistan reeling at 14/4 from 7.1 overs.Bisht completed her second five-wicket haul while Mansi Joshi chipped in with 2 wickets, Jhulan Goswami, Deepti Sharma and Harmanpreet Kaur picked a wicket each to bowl out Pakistan at a mere 74 runs.last_img read more