Kolkata: Indian woman pacer Jhulan Goswami’s World Cup semi-final winning jersey will now adorn the walls of Fanattic Sports Museum.
“A lot of memory is attached with this jersey,” Jhulan said, referring to India’s sensational 36-run victory over defending champions Australia in the Women’s World Cup semi-final.
Jhulan’s jersey will share the 7000 square feet space with the likes of Pele, Usain Bolt, Roger Federer, Abhinav Bindra, Sachin Tendulkar, Viswanathan Anand, PV Sindhu, among others. “The jersey I wore in the final is at the Lord’s along with (captain) Mithali Raj’s. I have heard the museum has an amazing collection, so hope this sporting memorabilia will inspire youngsters to take up sport.”
India’s first multi-sport museum’s collection includes Bindra’s signed gloves from 2008 Beijing Olympics, Pele’s autographed jersey, Bolt’s shoes and the British Empire-Indian passport of Col CK Nayudu, first Indian cricket captain, and his Bank of Allahabad passbook showing a balance of Rs 306.