India women’s team opener Smriti Mandhana is celebrating her 22nd birthday today. Smriti smashed a record to become the first Indian women cricketer to score a double century in ODIs. She scored an unbeaten 224 runs during the Maharashtra vs Gujarat game in West Zone U-19 Tournament.
Mandhana’s family has been actively involved in her career. While her father organises her cricket schedules, her mom looks after her diet, as well as clothing and brother, undergo training sessions with her in the nets. Interesting to note, her brother and father are district-level players. Smriti Mandhana was totally inspired by her brother playing at U-16 for Maharashtra, so she took up cricket as well.
On the occasion of the 22nd birthday of the Indian opener, here are some of her pictures which not many may have seen