Veda Krishnamurthy

Profession: Cricketer (Batswoman)

Father of Veda Krishnamurthy

SG Krishnamurthy (Cable Operator)

Sister of Veda Krishnamurthy

Vatsala Shivakumar and one other (Both are elder to her)

Favourite Cricketer of Veda Krishnamurthy

Suresh Raina

Favourite Female Cricketer of Veda Krishnamurthy

Mithali Raj

Favourite Shot of Veda Krishnamurthy

Straight Drive

Awards, Honours of Veda Krishnamurthy

Vijaya Karnataka Sportsperson of Year (2017)

Information about Veda Krishnamurthy

Does Veda Krishnamurthy smoke: Not Known  In November 2015, Veda bagged a B-grade contract from the BCCI. Notably, this was the first time BCCI offered contracts to women players.  In an interview, Veda said that she has a very close friendship with fellow team-mates- Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami.  When she was only 3 years old, she started playing street cricket in her hometown.  Irfan Sait, the coach who was supervising the camp, was left awe-struck looking at Veda's talent. Terming the girl 'a child prodigy', the coach asked her parents to immediately enroll her into the academy. Her parents, however, were doubtful because enrolling into the academy meant that Veda would stay in the city all by herself, with no one to look after her.  Not many people know that Veda is even trained in 'Karate.' She has also earned a black belt in Karate  Under her leadership, the Karnataka U-19 team won consecutive South Zone Inter-State Cups.  She had a dream of becoming a cricketer and dream seemed a reality when she saw an advertisement in the newspaper calling out young talent for a trial camp in Bangalore.  Owing to her fielding skills, Veda broke into the senior Karnataka team at just 13 years of age. Soon, Veda established herself as a batswoman.  Acknowledging her dream, her parents did not hesitate even once and took her to the Karnataka Cricket Academy, where the camp was to be hosted.  Does Veda Krishnamurthy drink alcohol: Not Known  The coach, Irfan Sait, was in no mood of giving up; hence, the girl's 'temporary custody' was given to Spoorthi Ramesh, a former woman state player. The latter didn't even think once and agreed to look after the future talent. Nonetheless, a month later, her eldest sister, Vatsala Shivakumar, rented a small house in the city and accompanied the teenager to each of her practice sessions. 

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