Smriti Mandhana: The most expensive player in women’s cricket

This part cannot be missed which was full of full crazy excitement in the very first type of this event in womens cricket history a player auction in the Womens Premier League (WPL)

In a very short time, when Mandhana , Name came for the auction and her name gone under the hammer, become the first most expensive buy for this league. After a very wild battle between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore bought her for astonishing $413,000. After the auction T20 world cup squad members in South Africa cheers and screams after Mandana got sold over this marvelous price.

Mandhana’s Father said that not because that my prediction got right but to see my daughter reach where no other women has reached till now.

Mandhana is now on the top names in the women cricket team likewise Virat kohli in men’s cricket team. It was mandhana’s father dedication and enthusiasm for the game that brought cricket in mandhana’s and his elder brother shravan’s life.

Her father added that being a leftie gives an edge to any batsman in cricket but it becomes too huge in a country like India where competition is so huge. He ended up saying that in the end its only her hard work that brought her here.

Mandhana, is the opener of indian women cricket team has scored total 6049 runs in ODI, TEST and T20’s which includes five ODI centuries and 1 Test century.

After franchise cricket circuit saw her name, Mandhana has also played in the Kia super league, The hundreds in UK and Big Bash league in Australia. She batters with full grace, enthusiasm and passion and plays all kinds of bowling very well.

She started playing cricket since she was 6 years old and she has received many awards for her performance till now in her career.

She also scored double century in under-19 cricket while playing from Maharashtra side. She made this score with the bat given by former India men’s captain Rahul Dravid to her brother who was also a u-19 cricket player.

Mandhana has very achievements in her career specially in 2017 ODI World Cup in England, by which india comes in runner ups at the end. Then in 2019 February she got selected for ICC no. 1 batsmen for the very first time. She is the only cricketer except Ellyse Perry from Australia in WPL who has been awarded with ICC Womens Cricketer of the year more than once. Mandhana got this award first in 2018 and then again in 2021.

Last year she scored 594 runs in 21 innings, she stayed on top of the charts in T20 and was named on both ICC ODI and T20 Teams of the year.

Her other fantastic performances from the last year are half century in the final of Asia Cup and 79 runs in 49 balls in second T20 against Australia in Navi Mumbai.

Mandhana is now a big brand in Women Cricket and endorses big brands like Red Bull and Nike and had also shared sets with Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan and Cricketer MS Dhoni.

She has got following of about 15 million on all platforms like instagram, facebook and twitter and she is the most famous athlete in India nowadays.

Sports journalist Sharda Ugra said that she is a different kind of cricket star, she is stylish in her game and charming as a person. She reminds me that cricket can still be played with joy which sometimes lacks when others are playing

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