Veda Krishnamurthy (Cricketer) Height, Age, Boyfriend, Husband, Family, Biography & More
Bio/Wiki ProfessionCricketer (Batswoman) Physical Stats & More Height (approx.)in centimeters- 165 cm in meters- 1.65 m in Feet Inches- 5’ 5” Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 55 kg in Pounds- 121 lbs Figure Measurements (approx.)34-28-34 Eye ColourBlack Hair ColourBlack Cricket National SideIndia International DebutTest- N/A ODI- 30 June 2011 vs England Women at Derby T20- 23 June 2011 vs Australia Women at Billericay Jersey Number#79 (India) Domestic/State Team(s)Karnataka, Railways, Hobart Hurricanes (Women Big Bash League) Coach/Mentor(s)Irfan Sait,
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When she was only 3 years old, she started playing street cricket in her hometown.
She had a dream of becoming a cricketer and dream seemed a reality when she saw an advertisement in the newspaper calling out young talent for a trial camp in Bangalore.
Acknowledging her dream, her parents did not hesitate even once and took her to the Karnataka Cricket Academy, where the camp was to be hosted.
Irfan Sait, the coach who was supervising the camp, was left awe-struck looking at Veda’s talent. Terming the girl ‘a child prodigy’, the coach asked her parents to immediately enroll her into the academy. Her parents, however, were doubtful because enrolling into the academy meant that Veda would stay in the city all by herself, with no one to look after her.
The coach, Irfan Sait, was in no mood of giving up; hence, the girl’s “temporary custody” was given to Spoorthi Ramesh, a former woman state player. The latter didn’t even think once and agreed to look after the future talent. Nonetheless, a month later, her eldest sister, Vatsala Shivakumar, rented a small house in the city and accompanied the teenager to each of her practice sessions.
Not many people know that Veda is even trained in ‘Karate.’ She has also earned a black belt in Karate.
Owing to her fielding skills, Veda broke into the senior Karnataka team at just 13 years of age. Soon, Veda established herself as a batswoman.
Under her leadership, the Karnataka U-19 team won consecutive South Zone Inter-State Cups.
In November 2015, Veda bagged a B-grade contract from the BCCI. Notably, this was the first time BCCI offered contracts to women players.
Veda Krishnamurthy with Jhulan Goswami photo
She was the part of the Indian Women Cricket team to reach the final of the 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup where the team lost to England by nine runs. She scored 35 runs in that innings.
Veda Krishnamurthy taking a shot
She is the third cricketer from India to play in the Women Big Bash League (WBBL). She signed a deal with Hobart Hurricanes for the third season of the WBBL.
Veda Krishnamurthy playing for Hobart Hurricanes
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