Smriti Mandhana reveals one dish she wishes to have right after reaching home
Smriti Mandhana was seen in top form across multi-format series against Australia.
Updated - Oct 11, 2021 1:30 pm
Although India lost the multi-format series against Australia, they had a lot of memorable performances in the Test, ODI, and T20Is. One bright spot for the team was batter Smriti Mandhana’s performance in India’s first-ever pink-ball Test. Few concerns were going on as to whether the visitors would be able to play the moving ball under the lights due to their lack of experience in playing Tests. Mandhana answered those doubts by putting up an absolute show as she scored a classy 127 in the pink-ball Test.
Her efforts also enabled India to post a good score. The southpaw continued her rich vein of form in the T20Is. Mandhana’s 52 in the third T20I against Australia kept the team in-game in a run-chase of 150, but later her wicket triggered a collapse of sorts and India fell short of 14 runs. The one-month-long tour ended in heartbreak for India but the southpaw shone brightly as she finished with 352 runs across seven games.
After the game, Mandhana was seen in a fun Question and Answer session with fans. One of the fans asked, what is the one dish she is craving to have? The southpaw quickly responded by saying bhel and said that is the first thing she will have once returning to India. “The first thing I am going to eat is bhel because I just love bhel and wherever I go, I miss having it,” she said while replying to the question.
— Smriti Mandhana (@mandhana_smriti) October 6, 2021
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Mandhana, who hails from Sangli, Maharashtra, is a huge fan of Bhel and has vouched during several of the interviews of her fondness for this snack item. She also has a Café in Sangli, which she runs along with her brother. Mandhana will next be seen plying her trade in WBBL.
Earlier, Sydney Thunder acquired the services of Mandhana for the upcoming seventh season of WBBL. The batter will replace England batter Tammy Beaumont, who made herself unavailable. The southpaw will again look to make a mark in the league after a good Australia series. Thunder will kick off the WBBL season by playing a game against Melbourne Stars on October 14.