From Mithali Raj to Virender Sehwag, birthday wishes pour in for explosive opener Smriti Mandhana – Fans will be hoping the talented left-hander returns to form against Australia in the semi-final of the on-going ICC Women’s World Cup.
Smriti Mandhana (Twitter – File Photo)
Rising Indian cricketer Smriti Mandhana turned 21 on Tuesday. The left-handed opener had a blazing start to the on-going ICC Women’s World Cup 2017, but has failed to make a mark after the initial blitz. Fans will be hoping the crunch semi-final against Australia on Sunday will mark Mandhana’s return to form.
Nonetheless, wishes poured in for the promising young talent on her special day. From skipper Mithali Raj, to another explosive Indian opener, albeit former, Virender Sehwag, there were greetings galore for Mandhana on social media.
Here are some of those posts:
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 18, 2017
— BCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) July 18, 2017
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 18, 2017
— ICC (@ICC) July 18, 2017
— Vijay Goel (@VijayGoelBJP) July 18, 2017
Mandhana, who draws inspiration from Sri Lankan great Kumar Sangakkara, has so far played two Tests, 30 ODIs and 27 T20s for Team India.