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Smriti Mandhana names her favourite cricketer

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Smriti Mandhana has been the most consistent performer for India in the opening slot. Smriti attitude towards the opposition and her style of play has earned her a lot of fans since the 2017 Women’s world cup in England.

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None other than Smriti Mandhana. Smriti is currently representing Western Storm in the KIA super league and her side is in the top, courtesy her splendid performances.

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In a recent interview to BCCI TV, Smriti Mandhana revealed that legendary Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara is one of her inspirations in pursuing her passion. She said “Sangakkara sir, I was a huge fan of him, since the day I started to watch him on TV. Whenever I don’t feel good about my batting, I go home and watch his clips.”

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It is to be noted that she had already taken a picture with Sangakkara a few weeks back which  Smriti Mandhana shared with proud in the social media. The 22-year-old Smriti Mandhana also won the award for Best women’s cricketer in the BCCI awards.

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Smriti Mandhana presence is really playing a vital role for the western storm. With a stunning average of 77.40, she amassed over 387 runs in the tournament. All eyes will be on her if she can take her side to the title.

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The table toppers Western storm will be playing Loughborough Lightning today at 7:30 PM IST.

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