Smriti Mandhana Biography
Smriti Mandhana is an international formal cricketer who plays for Indian Women’s National Team. In June 2018, the BCCI named her because the Best Women’s Cricketer and in Dec 2018, the awarded her with the Rachael Heyhoe-Flint Award for the simplest female cricketer of the year. At the same time, she was got the award for best ODI player of the year by ICC. After her performance and dedication towards the game and nation helped her achieve all the undreamed things and reviews. So if you work hard toward your passion, definitely it will help you to reach higher from your previous position or status among the people.
Early Life of Smriti
Mandhana was born on 18 July 1996 in Mumbai to Smita and Shrinivas Mandhana. At the starting point of her journey, she had faced many discourage words, negative talks, unwanted comparison from her surroundings and relatives. But with her confidence, she was selected to play for Maharastra U-15 team at the district level on the age of 9. When she turned 11, she got the opportunity to play for Maharashtra U-19 team in 2007
Smriti Mandhana made her test debut on 13th Aug 2014 against England Women in Wormsley and she or he made her ODI debut on 10th April 2013 against Bangladesh Women in Ahmedabad and in the same year, she had debuted on T20 International against with same Bangladesh Women’s team on 5th April 2013 in England.
As mentioned earlier she was selected to play for Maharashtra U-15 team at the district level on the age of 9, at the time she used to train in the morning and then she has to go school for her education. In an interview, she had shared her experience of those days of the training period and how it was difficult to handle that situation at a very young age.
While Smriti wanted to pursue Science, her mother said to smriti like you can’t manage both sports and studies at the same time. So you have to focus on anyone which you can achieve your dream. This advice was helpful to make her final decision, with her mom advice she chooses sports and focus only on cricket.
In T20 career, incidentally, her debut match was being played in the same ground in which she had hit her double hundred. Opening the innings with Mona Meshram, Smriti scored 39 runs in 36 balls, giving India a decent start. Indian women visited win the match and clean sweep the visitors.
Smriti Mandhana Awards
- Sportswoman of the Year (Cricket) at the Sportstar ACES Awards 2020
- 2019 ICC Women’s ODI Team of the Year
- 2019 ICC Women’s T20I Team of the Year
- 2018 Women’s Cricketer of the Year
- 2018 Women’s ODI Player of the Year
- Rachael Heyhoe-Flint Award, 2018
- ICC Women’s Team of the Year 2016
- Ceat International Cricket’s International Woman Cricketer of the Year award.
- Navbharat Times Awards, 2019
- Arjuna Award for Cricket, 2018
From her life we all got to know if you work hard for something without expecting the result, it will definitely reach you the dream position in a short or long period of time, but the only thing is you have to work hard till that time. She was waited so long to achieve her dream, but till that period of time she worked hard for it and dedication towards the work she gave was unbelievable.