Smriti Mandhana’s journey has been nothing short of an inspiration to young girls across the country. Smriti Mandhana never held back and went on to play for the Indian women’s cricket team when she was just 17 years old. Named Smriti Mandhana as one of the brightest talents in the world of cricket, Mandhana takes pride in pursuing her dreams and encourages the country’s girls to follow suit.
Mandhana became India’s youngest T20I captain when she captained India’s T20I women’s team against England in the inaugural T20I in Guwahati. Smriti Mandhana is an active member of the Indian national team and has also competed in the Women’s World Championships. Smriti played with her practice bat as she scored 224 unbeaten runs in the Western Zone Under 19 Cricket League against Gujarat. Well, Smriti Mandhana was right, as India benefited from their aggressive playing style at the top to optimise the powerplay and help the Indian team get off to a decent start in the first 15 overs of the inning. Before her international debut, Smriti Mandhana from New Delhi played for other teams such as Railways, India Red, and India Women. There is no doubt that the Red Bull Cricket Campus Women’s Championship will grow exponentially over the next few years. The most significant leap made by the Red Bull brand in terms of increasing their already impressive college-level tournament is adding women’s cricket to the forefront. There is no doubt that the RBCC will set the benchmark for attracting new talent from all over India, for men and women.
Whether it’s the timing of the ball like Sangakkara or beautiful offside play, Smriti is just amazing,” said Tambwekar. Former India women’s cricket team coach Biju George also believes that Mandhana gives the fans a glimpse of former India captain Sourav Ganguly when she bats, especially when she hits the ball offside. George also believes that Mandhana is the right player to replace Mitali Raj when she retires as captain of the Indian cricket team. That’s why she’s in the top 10 world rankings,” Tambwekar said. Tambwekar first met Mandhana about 13 years ago when he was the district manager of Sangli. “I teach her, and I also learn from her,” Tambwekar said.
Mandhana was the first Indian woman to score two hundred points in a one day match, playing for Maharashtra against Gujarat in October 2013. her team wins the trophy unbeaten with 62 out of 82 in the final against India Blue. In March 2018, Mandhana scored 50 runs for India in the Women’s Twenty20 International (WT20I), scoring 30 runs to reach half a century against Australia in the Indian Women’s Tri-Nation Series 2017-18. Indian cricketer Smriti Mandhana, the centrepiece of the Indian batting system, became only the fourth Indian player to score 2,500 runs in the 50 over format after Mitali Raj, Anjum Chopra and Harmanpreet Kaur.