Born on July 18, 1996, in Bombay, Smriti Mandhana is the left-handed Indian batswoman who made her International debut in August 2014 against England at Wormsley Park.
She is an inspiration for generations of women in sports. According to her: “Everyone has certain goals for themselves, and you do go through such phases but you can’t just forget your goals. If you are feeling down, your goal should keep you going.”
Here are the ten interesting facts about Smriti Mandhana that every cricket lover should know:
1.) Smriti belongs to a family that already had cricketing skills in their blood. Her father and brother played district level cricket for Sangli and her brother even featured for Maharashtra state Under-16s tournaments.
2.) At the age of 9, she was selected in Maharashtra’s Under-15 team. At eleven, she was picked for the Maharashtra Under-19 team.