Poonam Yadav, daughter of a retired Indian Army Officer. Different from other girls, according to his father. She never afraid of injuries and always passionate about sports. Just because of her height she restricted from other option for a career in sports. But her cricket became her biggest strength when she started playing it. Her height becomes the advantage for her as later she bowls high, and that proves fatal for batsmen.
Initially, her father was against Poonam to pursue her career in sports. But, her coach Hemlata, supported her then showed how talented and extraordinary Poonam is and her father readily agreed and gave his full-fledged support to his daughter.
Name: Poonam Yadav
Test: vs. South Africa Women in Mysore on 6th November 2014
ODI: vs. Bangladesh Women in Ahmedabad on 12th April 2013
T20I: vs. Bangladesh Women in Vadodra on 05th April 2013
Jersey Number: #24 (India Women)
Major Teams: India Women, Supernovas
She picked up two wickets in 10 overs just by giving 23 runs against Sri Lanka in the ICC Women World Cup 2017.
Weight (approx.): 50kg
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Date of Birth: 24th August 1991
Birth Place: Agra Uttar Pradesh India
Zodiac sign/Sun sign: Virgo
Educational Qualifications: NA
Father: Raghuveer Singh Yadav (Retired Army Officer)
Mother: Munna Devi
Marital Status: Unmarried
Marriage Date: NA
Coach/Mentor: Hemlata Kala
Address: Agra Uttar Pradesh India
Hobbies: Listening to music
From her childhood, she was interested in sports, but once her father was not letting her play cricket, then her mentor said her father that she got some strong skills and she would play big one day for India, and after that, he never stopped her for playing.
Because of her height, she didn’t fit in any other sports but proved a good USP in cricket.
Till June 2017, 30% of her wickets in ODI and 20% in T20I against right hand have come through stumpings.