On her birthday, here’s taking a look at everything that makes Indian Cricketer Smriti Mandhana the star that she is.
India is blessed with a number of young talents who trying to make all of their efforts count in making the country proud. Without any regrets, these talents are living their dream in all its glory. These young minds are joining the array of personalities the country has produced over the years keeping the legacy alive. Indian cricketer Smriti Mandhana can be proudly considered one among them.
Smriti Mandana is a part of the Indian Women’s Cricket team laying out her best game for every match. All of her wins suggest how incredibly skilled and dedicated she is towards Cricket.
Belonging to a family where her father, Shrinivas and brother, Shravan Mandhana played the game Smriti found her inspiration and found her passion in the game. She made it to Maharashtra’s Under-15 team at the age of nine. At eleven, she was picked for the Maharashtra Under-19s team.
Mandhana played a crucial hand in India’s historic Test win in England in 2014 where she made a 50 on her Test debut. Although her game was not up to the mark in two successive editions of the World T20, and in the debut WBBL stint, she lit up the 2017 World Cup with two scintillating knocks after spending over five months out of action due to an ACL tear.
Within her career, various accolades came by her way. She was named as the Best Women’s International Cricketer in June 2018 by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). In December 2018, the International Cricket Council (ICC) awarded her with the Rachael Heyhoe-Flint Award for the best female cricketer of the year. Mandana was also named the ODI Player of the Year by the ICC at the same time.