Born on 18th July 1996, in Mumbai, Maharashtra, Smriti Shriniwas Mandhana is an Indian batswoman and member of the Indian women's national team. Smriti seeks inspiration to pursue a career in cricket from her father and brother who are domestic level cricketers and from the age of nine, started exhibiting her calibre in the sport. She is popularly known for her batting skills at national as well as international level.
Entitled as the Best Women's International Cricketer in 2018 by BCCI
Selected as a player of the Maharashtra Under-15 team at the age of nine
Picked up in the Maharashtra Under-19s Team at the age of eleven
Hit a double century in a one-day game in 2013, and became the first Indian woman to do so with a smacking unbeaten 224 off 150 balls against the team of Gujarat in the West Zone Under-19 Tournament
Scored three half centuries, aiding her team in winning the 2016 Women's Challenger Trophy and was also declared the top scorer of the tournament with 192 runs. The same year, Smriti was signed up to play in the Women's Big Bash League along with Harmanpreet Kaur, both becoming the firsttwo cricketers to get selected for the league.
Became the first Indian cricketer to be signed up for the Kia Super League by the Western Storm in June 2018
Made her test debut in 2014 against England and helped her squad with 22 and 51 runs in the first and second innings.
Made her maiden ODI century during India's tour of Australia in 2016 with a score of 102 off 109 balls.
Scored the fastest fifty for the nation in the 2017–18 Indiawomen's Tri-Nation Series
Jitender Kumar, born on 18thJuly 1988, is a boxer from India who predominantly competes in the flyweight category. At the 2008 Summer Olympics held in Beijing, he represented India in the flyweight category.
A glimpse at some of his achievements:-
Bagged a bronze medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in the flyweight category
In the 2nd Olympic qualifiers, he beat the boxer from Pakistan, Nauman Karim.
Born on July 18, 1949, in Subiaco, Dennis Keith Lille is a well-known Australian cricketer with fast bowling spins and never giving attitude. He retired from international cricket in 1984 with total wicket tally of 355, the record for most wickets held at that time.
A glimpse of his achievements:-
In 1973, Dennis was selected as one of the "Wisden Cricketers of the Year".
Dennis was delegated as a "Member of the Order of the British Empire" (MBE) in 1981.
The Australian cricket board selected him in the official Australian Test team of the century in 2000. Besides this, he was also honored with the Australian Sports Medal, the same year.
His name was enlisted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame in 2009.
Dennis was honored as the "Member of the Order of Australia" in 2010.