Yesterday, in the ICC Women’s World Cup match, India defeated arch-rivals Pakistan by 95 runs in a low-scoring fight. Indian opener Smriti Mandhana, because of her confidence, talent and beautiful looks has become the new crush of Indian cricket lovers. Unfortunately, she just managed to score 2 runs in the latest encounter with Pakistan.
But the left-handed batsman smashed 90 off 72 balls in the opening game against England and 106 not out in 108 balls against the West Indies.
In 2013, Mandhana became the first Indian woman cricketer to score a double hundred in an ODI.
Smriti is a big fan of Kumar Sangakkara
Source: Sky Sports
Yes, that’s true! This is revealed by Smriti’s Sangli coach Anant Tambvekar. According to the reports from The Indian Express, in an interview to One India, Tambvekar said: “Smriti was very lively since her childhood. But at the nets, she was extremely disciplined. She never used to leave the nets unless she had mastered a shot.”
Source: India Times
“Later on, she became a fan of Kumar Sangakkara. In the nets, she always tried to copy Sangakkara while batting. Sometimes I had scolded her for trying to copy the Sri Lankan great.”
He further added: “After scoring a century in the World Cup, she called me and asked whether she had made any technical mistake during the match. Obviously, I did not expect a phone call from her.”