Meet Smriti Mandhana, who created history in Test matches, know how she entered cricket
Women's cricket test match between India and Australia is going on. Meanwhile, one name is very much discussed, which is Smriti Mandhana. Indian women's cricket team opener Smriti Mandhana created history by scoring a brilliant century in the pink ball test match against Australia. With this, Smriti Mandhana has become the first Indian woman cricketer to score a century in a Pink Ball Test match. After this success of Mandhana, she has been included in the list of veteran players of the country. Let us know who is Smriti Mandhana? Smriti Mandhana's childhood, family, and education and how has been her journey in cricket so far.
Who is Smriti Manhwa?
Smriti Mandhana is a player on the Indian women's cricket team. Smriti Mandhwa is primarily known to bat with the left hand. Smriti Mandhwa had scored two centuries in the Women's Cricket World Cup 2017. Mandhana had illuminated the name of the country in the World Cup with her tremendous batting.
Now let's talk about Smriti Mandhana's birth, family, and education. Smriti Mandhana was born on 18 July 1996 in Mumbai. Smriti's father's name is Srinivas and her mother's name is Smita. Smriti Mandhana has a brother, whose name is Shravan Mandhana. When Smriti was two years old, her family shifted to Madhavnagar (Sangali).
Education of Smriti Mandhana
Smriti Mandhana completed her early studies from Madhavnagar itself. Smriti was good at studies but from childhood, she was interested in sports. His same interest showed Smriti Mandhana the path of cricket.
How did you enter cricket?
Smriti had seen her brother playing cricket in childhood. In those days, Smriti's brother Shravan used to play in the Under-15 team for Maharashtra. Smriti Mandhana was also attracted to cricket after seeing her brother's passion for cricket and her identity. He decided to make a career in cricket itself. After this, Smriti informed her family about this. Brother was already in cricket, so Smriti also did not face any problem. He boosted the morale of Smriti and encouraged her for this career. After which, at the age of 11, Smriti was selected in the Under-19 team.
After that, in the year 2013, Smriti Mandhana came into the limelight due to her excellent performance in the domestic match. During that time Smriti had scored 224 runs in 150 balls against Gujarat. After this match, Smriti became the first woman player to score a double century in an ODI. This achievement of Smriti was quite big but in the year 2016, Smriti Mandhana played brilliantly for the Women's Challenger Trophy for India Red and scored three half-centuries.
The international career of Smriti Mandhana
In the year 2013 itself, Smriti Mandhana's international career started with an ODI match against Bangladesh. In the year 2014, Mandhana played against England. In the year 2017, Mandhana again entered the field against England and scored 90 runs. The Indian women's cricket team reached the final of the World Cup due to Mandhana's strong batting.