Smriti Mandhana, the new sensation in Indian women cricket, has turned out to be the new crush of Indian youth. Her hot, beautiful look and her charming smile and her bold attitude on field is making Indians go crazy for her. She is only the second Indian cricketer to feature in a foreign T20 league, has a World Cup century against her name, another one in Australia, a double ton in domestic one-day competition. All at the age of 20. Of late, memes, videos and interesting collage of images related to this young cricketer Mandhana are being widely shared by social media users on the Internet
Smriti Mandhana is one the highest paid female cricketer, other are Harmanpreet Kaur and Mithali Raj as per the new contract system for India’s women cricketers, they all fall in category Grade A. Smriti Mandhana current salary is 50 Lacks per year.
The 22-year-old left-hander came to limelight with her brilliant knock of 90 runs against England in the group match of ICC World Cup that was played at Derby in the UK.
Born in Mumbai, Mandhana and her parents moved to Sangli town in Maharashtra where she was introduced to the game of cricket. Her father Shrinivas Mandhana, who is a chemical distributor, had also played cricket for Sangli district. She was inspired watching her brother playing Under-16 tournament for Maharashtra state. Mandhana secured place in Maharashtra Under-15 squad when she was barely 9 and at 11 years, she was picked for Under-19 state team.
Mandhana made a 50 on Test debut, playing a crucial hand in India’s historic Test win in England in 2014. She didn’t do justice to her talent in two successive editions of the World T20, and in the debut WBBL stint, but lit up the 2017 World Cup with two scintillating knocks after spending over five months out of action due to an ACL tear.
Smriti Mandhana Bio (wiki) & Family
Full Name: Smriti Shrinivas Mandhana
Date of Birth: 18 July 1996
Age: 22 (2019)
Height: 5ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Father: Shrinivas Mandhana
Mother: Smita Mandhana
Brother Shravan Mandhana
Hometown: Sangli, Maharashtra
Net worth: 50 Lacks per year
Smriti Mandhana profile – Cricket
Bowling: Right-arm medium pace
National side: India
Test debut (cap 75): 13 August 2014 v England
Last Test: 16 November 2014 v South Africa
ODI debut (cap 106): 10 April 2013 v Bangladesh
Last ODI: 28 February 2019 v England
T20I debut (cap 40): 5 April 2013 v Bangladesh
Last T20I: 9 March 2019 v England
Teams Smriti plays for:
Indian Women Cricket Team, Brisbane Heat Women, India Green Women, Maharashtra Women, Trailblazers, Western Storm
Awards: Rachael Heyhoe-Flint Award for the best female cricketer of the year by BCCI
Run scored: 81 (WTest), 1951 (WODI), 1298 (WT20I)
Many fans are commenting that she looks better than the current heartthrob Disha Pataniand say her smile is more sparkling than that of Alia Bhatt.