Mansi Joshi is an Indian cricketer who plays as a bowler for the India women’s national cricket team. She represents Haryana in domestic cricket. In 2023, she was signed up by the franchise team Gujarat Giants for the inaugural season of the Women’s Premier League (WPL).
Mansi Joshi Bio
Mansi Joshi was born on Wednesday, 18 August 1993 (age 29 years; as of 2022) in Tehri, Uttarakhand. She spent her early childhood in Tehri at her maternal grandmother’s home.
She was passionate about cricket since she was 9 and grew up playing the sport with her friends in her neighbourhood. She moved to Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand when she was in Class 3 after her mother got posted there.
When Mansi was in Class 6, she and her mother moved to Rurkee, Punjab. There, an acquaintance of hers recognised her passion for the sport and suggested she enrol in St. Xavier Academy, Rurkee.
At that time, Indian cricketer Rishabh Pant was also training in the same academy. Her cricketing journey was kickstarted at 16 when appeared in the trials at Haryana Cricket Association, where she got selected in the state’s U-19 team.
The same year, she also played for the state’s senior team. She was in Class 10 at that time. Her Class 10 board exams were clashing with her cricket matches for Haryana; therefore, she dropped out of her school. Consequently, she pursued her Class 10 and 12 from a private institution.
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One day, she visited her friend in Dehradun to play a practice match, where she made acquaintance with Virendra Singh Rautela at St. Joseph’s Cricket Academy. Rautela suggested that Mansi move to Dehradun for better training.
Thereafter, her mother got her job transferred to Uttarkashi; meanwhile, Mansi started living with her maternal aunt in Dehradun and trained under coach Rautela at St. Joseph’s Cricket Academy. She lived with her aunt for two years.
Following the 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup, her mother left her job and moved to Dehradun to live with Mansi, while her father continued to work in Uttarkashi.
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters– 163 cm|
in meters– 1.63 m
in feet & inches– 5’ 4”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms– kg|
in pounds– lbs
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She has a younger brother and a sister. She is unmarried.
|International Debut||ODI– on 10 February 2017 against Ireland at P Sara Oval, Colombo in the 2017 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier|
T20– on 26 November 2016 against Bangladesh Women at the Asian Institute of Technology Ground, Bangkok during the 2016 Women’s Twenty20 Asia Cup
|Domestic/State Team||• Haryana (2009/10–present)|
• North Zone (2010/11–2016/17)
• India Blue (2013/14–2018/19)
• Supernovas (2022)
• Gujarat Giants (2023–present)
|Coach/Mentor||Virendra Singh Rautela|
- Cricketer (Male): Sachin Tendulkar, Brett Lee, Shoaib Akhtar
- Cricketer (Female): Mithali Raj
- Actor: Rajesh Khanna
- Film: Anand (1971)
- Singer: Kishore Kumar
- Places to visit / Hangout spot: Her maternal grandmother’s home in Tehri
- Cricket stadium: JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi
- Food: Mutton Biryani
- She is a right-arm medium-fast bowler and a right-handed batsman.
- Her petname is Himani. She is also referred to as MJ.
- She has trained under coach Virendra Singh Rautela. It was Rautela who shaped Mansi’s career by helping her with finance, special leather balls used by women cricketers, bats, and other things during her initial days. In 2017, she gifted a car, Maruti Swift Desire, to her coach after returning from the Women’s World Cup to honour his services. Apparently, she had promised to present Rautela with a surprise gift if she was able to find a place in the women’s world cup squad.
- Her jersey number for India Women is #10. Getting the No. 10 jersey was one of the high points of her life as she grew up idolising the celebrated Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, whose jersey number for India was also #10
- In her leisure time, she loves watching cartoons.
- On 26 May 2017, she was felicitated by Hindustan Times in the HT Youth Forum for their flagship event featuring the Top 30 under 30.
- She was given Rs. 5 lakhs by the Uttarakhand government on the National Sports Day in Dehradun after returning from the 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup.
- She has an inverted cross and chain tattoo on her left arm.