She scored 669 runs in 12 ODIs in the year 2018. In this year, She played 25 T-20 and scored 622 runs. Smriti is the second Indian woman cricketer to win ICC awards. Before that, Jhulan Goswami won the ICC Woman Player of the Year in the year 2007. She has been selected for the awards of ICC's Woman Cricketer of the Year and ODI Cricketer of the Year. Congratulations to this great player of India.
This is the first time in cricket that a male and female player of India has been selected for the ICC's awards together. Virat Kohli is named Cricketer of the Year, Test Cricketer of the Year and ODI Cricketer of the Year and Smriti Mandhana is selected as the Woman Cricketer of the Year and ODI Cricketer of the Year.
"Soar to Success"
Our Men in Blue also won their first match against New Zealand yesterday and today the same was repeated by the Women's team. Surprisingly, all the four centuries scored by Smriti Mandhana so far came when she played away from home. I am sure more accolades are waiting for her and she will deliver exciting performances in different formats of the game.
"Life is easier when you enjoy what you do"
India has a great potential for good sportsmen as well as good sportswomen only thing is they have to get conducive atmosphere, motivation and infrastructure facilities to sharpen their playing skills. I hope and wish all those players a good future career in their life and hope that they will make India a leading sports playing country by bringing more and more awards in the international sports.
We have seen remarkable improvement in some of the recent international sports competitions and I feel that better time is yet to come when we will be considered the top in the world.
Knowledge is power.
However, I must say that team performance is more important than the individual performance. I congratulate the women's cricket team of India for winning the match against New Zealand.
Come on, have a fight. Don't shoot and scoot.
" It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not" ... Andre Gide