One of the most remarkable women cricketers India has produced, Smriti Mandhana turned 26 today i.e. July 18.
Mandhana made her international debut against Bangladesh just at the age of 16 in 2013. Since then, the graceful opener has played four Tests, 74 One-Day Internationals, and 87 Twenty20 Internationals for India.
The left-hander has scored over 5000 runs in all three formats combined. Mandhana is now one of the experienced players in the team and has established herself as a pillar of the Indian women’s cricket team.
She took centre stage after demonstrating her batting capabilities in the 2017 ICC World Cup. The youngster was instrumental in leading India to the World Cup finals, where they were defeated by England by nine runs.
Smriti has made her mark on the commercial field, just as she has on the cricket field. Let’s take a look at the southpaw’s activities off the field:
The left-handed opening batter signed a three-year agreement with Hero MotoCorp. The agreement calls for Mandhana to use Hero’s sticker on her bat. She is also affiliated with the Hyundai automobile company.
Mandhana also signed a multi-year deal with one of the biggest sports brands in the world, Nike.
Smriti teamed up with Red Bull for various campaigns in October 2021, including the women’s version of the Red Bull Campus Cricket.
Smriti Mandhana’s net worth is estimated to be in the range of INR 27 crore. Her net worth has been accumulated through endorsements, match fees, investments, and so on.
She also owns a cafe in her home state of Sangli named Mandhana’s SM 18. Smriti also owns Hyundai Creta, SUVs, Swift Dzires, Audis, and BMWs.
She typically charges between INR 50-75 lakh for each endorsement deal. Smriti Mandhana receives an annual salary of INR 50 lakh from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
Smriti has made an undisclosed investment in the Gurgaon-based ayurvedic brand, Neem Ayu.