Smriti Mandhana was born on 18th July 1996 in Mumbai to Smita & Shrinivas Mandhana. She completed her school from Sangli in Maharashtra. Her father & brother both of them played cricket at the district level.
Mandhana’s family is closely involved with cricketing activities. Her mother takes care of her diets, her brother bowls her in the nets & her father takes care of her cricket program.
Smriti Mandhana has created history & opened the path of many young talents by being recognized as The Women Cricketer of the Year by ICC.
So far, she has been a part of 50 Women’s ODIs in which she has scored 1951 runs with an average of 42.42 and also includes 4 Centuries & 16 Half- Centuries in it. Also Played 58 T20i and scored 1291 runs including 9 Half- Centuries, Played Only 2 test matches & Scored 81 runs including 1 fifty in it. She has been a consistent run-scorer for the Indian Women’s Team since her Debut.
10 Facts About Smriti Mandhana:
1. At the age of Three, her relationship with cricket started. She once held a plastic bat in her hand and started hitting the ball & never turned back till now.
2. Smriti is inspired by his brother & took cricket as her profession.
3. At the age of 15, she had to take a harsh call in her career. She was at 10th standards and she had to choose whether to pursue cricket or seat back and study, she chose cricket and her mother supported her.
4. Smriti Carry a bat along with her which was given to her by Rahul Dravid.
5. Smriti Mandhana Loves Eating Bhel Puri.
6. She has scored Double Century(224 off 150 balls) while playing against Gujarat in 2013, with the bat which she received from Rahul Dravid.
7. Smriti Made her Women’s ODIs Debut at the age of 17.
8. She made her test debut at the age of 18.
9. Smriti is the only Indian player to be featured in the ICC Women’s team of the Year in 2016.
10. Only Women Cricketer to Score Centuries in SENA (South Africa, Australia, Newzealand,& England) Countries.
Her Incredible Achievements:
1. She scored 62 off 82 balls and helped her team to earn the women’s challenger trophy in 2016.
2. She is the first Indian Women’s Cricketer to Participate in Both Women’s Big Bash League in Australia & KIA Super League in England.
3. In May 2019, She has Won the International Woman Cricketer of the Year Award at Ceat International Cricket Awards.
Injuries have thought me a few things, made me Matured- Smriti Mandhana Said.