Born on July 18, 1996, Smriti Mandhana is currently the no.1 ranked Women's ODI cricketer in the world.
In pic: Smriti Mandhana posted this picture from her trip to New Zealand and captioned "New Zealand Diaries! #GivesYouWings"
Smriti Mandhana is a left-handed opening batsman for the Indian national cricket team, she has played a major role in most of India's wins in the recent past.
In pic: Smriti Mandhana posted this picture of a day out with fellow Indian cricketer Jemimah Rodrigues in New Zealand. She wrote, "This place keeps getting more and more beautiful! #NewZealand#Traveldays"
Smriti Mandhana has been awarded the ICC Best Female Cricketer Of The Year in December 2018. Mandhana was also awarded the ICC ODI Player Of The Year at the same time.
In pic: Smriti Mandhana posted this picture with her father. She wrote, "Always with me wherever I am. A pillar of my strength."
Smriti Mandhana was born to parents Smita and Shrinivas Mandhana in Mumbai. After a couple of years, her family moved to Sangli in Maharashtra.
In pic: Smriti Mandhana posted this throwback picture from an event and wrote, "#Throwback from an event recently in Mumbai with teammate @jemimahrodrigues"
Smriti Mandhana's brother and father both played district level cricket for Sangli.
In pic: Smriti Mandhana posted this picture during Diwali and wrote, "My off the field look for Diwali with my @bibaindia outfit! This gorgeous electric blue outfit lights up my festive mood and gets me ready for my favourite time of the year."
Smriti Mandhana was inspired to take up cricket after seeing her brother play in Under-16 tournaments.
In pic: Smriti Mandhana posted this picture with her brother and captioned,"A constant support in life, a pillar of strength, brothers are the ones you can always fall back on. My brother's support is what has got me here. I remember getting injured 5 months before the World Cup and when everything seemed lost, my brother flew to Bangalore and helped me get back on my feet restoring my faith in myself. So thank you @shravan_mandhana for being my Coach, Friend, Critic and a #BrotherLikeNoOther!"
Smriti Mandhana's family takes care of her cricket career. Her father, a chemical distributor, looks after her cricket, her mother is in charge of Smriti's diet and her brother is her coach on the field.
In pic: Smriti Mandhana posted this picture from a launch event and wrote, "Very happy to launch the audio and teaser of #Kanaa. Wishing the best for the entire team"
Smriti Mandhana has a stellar ODI record so far, she has played 46 matches, scoring 1797 runs at an average of 42.78/
In pic: Smriti Mandhana posted this picture from her brother's wedding and captioned, " Throwback to that festive mood #BhaiyaKiShaadi"
Smriti Mandhana posted this picture with her best friend Prachi, she wrote, "I wonder how you've managed to stay with me for 12 years, don't know about you but I've cherished every moment of those 12 years! Happy Friendship Day @pr_ac_hi3! #constant"
Smriti Mandhana posted this picture and wrote, "Pastel love @devnaagri @curiocottagejewelry #ReceptionReady #BhaiyakiShaadi"
Smriti Mandhana posted this picture from her brother's wedding and wrote, "Welcome to the family Bhabhi! #BhaiyaBhabhi"
Smriti Mandhana posted this picture from Diwali and wrote, "Wish You All A Very Happy And Safe Diwali!"
Smriti Mandhana posted this picture with her brother on Raksha Bandhan and wrote, "Happy Rakshabandhan to the best brother in the world"
Another picture of the brother-sister duo, she wrote, "Look Who's Back With Me. #Bhaiya"
Smriti Mandhana posted this picture when her best friend Prachi completed her education, and became a doctor.
Smriti Mandhana is on a high these days after being ranked No. 1 in the ICC Women's ODI rankings. We take a look at her life off the ground, where her family who have played a crucial role in guiding her career. (Pics/ Smriti Mandhana Instagram)
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