5  fun facts about Smriti Mandhana

5  fun facts about Smriti Mandhana

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Smriti Mandhana is a right-hander but because her father had a fascination for left-handers she turned into one.

In 2013, Mandhana became the first Indian woman to score a double hundred in a one-day game. While playing for Maharashtra, Smriti scored 224 off 150 balls against Gujarat.

In December 2018, she was presented the Rachael Heyhoe-Flint Award for the best female cricketer of the year. She was also named the ODI Player of the Year by the ICC at the same time.

The left-hander was so good that she was called up by the Maharashtra under-15 team at the age of just 9. She then went on to feature for Maharashtra under-19 team at the age of 11.

Smriti has a family full of cricketers. Her father played district level cricket for Sangli and her brother has represented Maharashtra at the under-16 level. Cricket has always been with her and that obviously reflects in her game.