Unknown Cricketing Facts About Smriti Mandhana As She Turn 23

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Indian women’s team opener Smriti Mandhana turns 23 on Thursday. The Mumbai Cricketer was born on 18 July 1996 and is one of the star cricketers in the Indian Women’s team. She was considered to be the best batswoman in the Indian team.

Mandhana has smashed 1951 ODI runs in 50 matches, 1298 T20I runs in 58 T20Is, and proved herself to be one of the strongest batswomen in the team.

However, Women’s cricket is still lagging behind the Men’s Cricket. It was now gaining its popularity and attracting the Indian fans and media’s attention towards it. Mandhana was now a famous name among the Indian Cricket fans. Here are some unknown facts behind her cricketing stardom.

Smriti Mandhana is a famed name but no one knows that her brother and father are also cricketers who play in district level for Sangal, in Maharastra.

Mandhana was the first women cricketer to make a double century in ODI’s. Mandhana made an unbeaten score of 224 from 150 balls when she played for Maharashtra against Gujarat in West Zone under-19 tournament.

She was having a special bat with ‘The Wall’ of Indian cricket, Rahul Dravid, which she gifted to her brother. Despite owning the bat, Mandhana never has used the bat to play.

Mandhana was one of the youngest ones to be a T20 captain for India when she was leading the women’s team against England. She was just 22 years old when she replaced Harmanpreet Kaur as skipper, who was ruled out of the three T20 series due to an ankle injury.

When she has completed her 10, she had thought of pursuing Science, but her mother convinced her to take commerce because she thought that Mandhan wouldn’t be able to handle both studies and cricket simultaneously. Hence, Mandhana opted for commerce and later on, she pursued her Bachelor of Commerce.

Mandhana was inspired by her brother who also used to play cricket. Mandhana’s parents were always supportive of her, and they wanted her to become one of the popular figures in cricket.

Now, Mandhana was a famed figure in Indian cricket playing not only in India but also in various foreign leagues.

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