Shikha Pandey, the first and only India Air Force officer to play cricket for India started playing cricket from a very young age. Surekha Bhandare the former Mumbai player and selector saw her and said: “The raw talent in her was hard to go unnoticed”.
Name: Shikha Pandey
Test: vs England Women at Wormsley on 13-16th August 2016
ODI: vs England Women at Scarborough on 21st August 2014
T20I: vs Bangladesh Women at Cox’s Bazar on 9th March 2014
Jersey Number: #12
Major Teams: Goa Women, India Green Women, India Women, Velocity
While playing against South Africa in the year 2014, she became the first Indian Women Cricketer who scored a half-century and 3 wickets in the same match.
Height (approx.): 5ft 6in
Weight (approx.): 60
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Date of Birth: 12th May 1989
Age (as of May 2019): 28 Year
Birth Place: Karimnagar, Telangana
Zodiac sign/Sun sign: Taurus
School: Central Board of Secondary Education
College: Goa Engineering College
Educational Qualifications: B.Tech in Electronics
Father: Subas Pandey (Teacher)
Marital Status: Unmarried
Marriage Date: NA
Address: Goa, India
Cricketers: Shaun Pollock
She started playing cricket at the age of 5 her father brought her a cricket bat.
Later, she represents Goa at the age of 15 and became the first-ever Indian to represent the state.
She was also a bright student and had scored 90% marks in secondary board exams.
After completing her bachelor’s degree she drops a year to play cricket. In between her father recommend her to Join Air Force in which she cleared her exam and became an Air Traffic Controller at the Indian Air Force. Then the Air Force Sports Club asked her to play friendly matches.
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