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Smriti Mandhana named women's cricketer of the year

January 1, 2019

2019 has started as a good year for Indian cricket. Indian cricketer Smriti Mandhana has been named the women's cricketer of the year by the sport's world governing body.

Smriti Mandhana has won the Rachael Heyhoe-Flint Award for the best player of the year.

22 year old Mandhana is a left-handed batswoman and has also been named ODI cricketer of the year. She scored 669 runs off 12 one-day internationals and 622 runs in 25 T20 matches in 2018

After Indian fast bowler Jhulan Goswami, Mandhana is the second Indian woman cricketer to win an International Cricket Council award. Jhulan Goswami was named the women's player of the year in 2007.

Social media users congratulated the cricket player for her achievements.

Vrithamani Srinivasa‏ @vnsrinivasa tweeted,"Replying to @ICC @melindafarrell Can you PLEASE get Mr. O'Keeffe's opinion about this, and ask him WHICH canteen bowlers helped Smriti get this award!! :-)"

Rahulks1010‏ @rahulks1010wrote "Replying to @ICC @mandhana_smriti CONGRATS MAM @mandhana_smriti It's just starting . Many more of achievements still to come"

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