Indian Women's cricketer Smriti Mandhana is going through a golden period currently. She is the only one from the country to feature in the ongoing Women's Cricket Super League. And in the tournament, she has been excellent so far. In just three matches, Mandhana has scored 137 runs at an average of 68.50 and an unbelievable strike rate of 228.33.
And now, along with her exploits with the bat, there is another reason to rejoice for the 22-year-old. The left-handed batswoman took to social media website Instagram and posted a picture of her 'fan moment' with Sri Lankan legend Kumar Sangakkara. Her post read, "This just made my day. A big fan girl moment for me. Can't express how glad and overwhelmed I am. This memory is going to stay with me forever 😍😍 #blessed #grateful #Legend #thebest"
In the ninth match of the Super League, Mandhana stunned the fans with one of the best ever T20 knocks. India's T20I vice-captain smashed the joint-fastest T20 half century of all time. Against Loughborough Lightning, she reached the half-century of just 18 balls.
Mandhana, who is the first Indian to play in the KIA Super League, added another feather to her illustrious cap by equaling the record of New Zealand's Sophie Devine which she set in 2005 against India in Bengaluru.
In her blitzkrieg knock, the left-handed batter hit 5 fours and 4 sixes. What's more interesting is that she got to the landmark in outstanding fashion by smashing a six. Mandhana's recent feat surpasses her own 25-ball 50 record she had set during a T201 against England in March. This also betters her 30-ball 50 record she had set previously against Australia.