Shikha Pandey Biography
|Indian Women Cricketer (All-rounder)
|Date of Birth
|12 May 1989
|Age (as of 2023)
|Goa Engineering College
|B. Tech. in Electronics
|#12 (India Women)
|Social Media Accounts
|168 cm (1.68 m)
|5’ 6” (approx.)
|60 kg (132 lbs)
Shikha Pandey Family Members
|Subas Pandey (Teacher)
|Name Not Known
Shikha Pandey Net Worth & Salary
|15 Lakh per match
|6 Lakh per match
|3 Lakh per match
|Complete Net Worth
Debut in International Cricket
|13 August 2014 vs England Women at Wormsley
|21 August 2014 vs England Women at Scarborough
|9 March 2014 vs Bangladesh Women at Cox’s Bazar
|First Indian woman cricketer and 34th overall to smash a half century and claim three wickets in the same match.
Interesting Facts about Sikha Pandey
- Shikha Pandey’s father introduced her to cricket at the age of five by gifting her a cricket bat.
- Inspired by her father’s cricket commentary narrations, Shikha aimed to become a professional cricketer.
- At just 15, she represented Goa, becoming the first-ever Indian (male or female) to do so.
- Despite her love for cricket, she did engineering based on her father’s advice.
- Post her engineering, she became an Air Traffic Controller at the Indian Air Force. However, she continued to pursue cricket.
- Wasim Jaffer termed one of her deliveries against Australia as the ‘ball of the century’ in women’s cricket in 2021, which went viral on social media.
Early Life and Family Background
Shikha Pandey was born on 12 May, 1889. Born in Andhra Pradesh, she moved to Goa when she was young. It was her father, Mr. Subash Pandey, who introduced her to cricket by giving her a toy bat when she was just 5 years old. But, books were Shikha’s first love. She was an excellent student, scoring over 90% on her exams.
She decided to study Electronics and Electrical Engineering in college. After graduating, she even became an Air Traffic Controller, a job she loved.
Taking a break from her job, Shikha decided to give cricket a serious try. Her talent was undeniable. She caught the attention of former cricketers like Surekha Bhandare and Purnima Rao, who saw her potential. Balancing her Air Force job and cricket was tough, but Shikha managed it with determination.
In 2014, Shikha made headlines by being the first female cricketer from India to score a half-century and take three wickets in the same match! Not just that, she also became the first female cricketer from Goa to represent India. Over the years, she has taken numerous wickets and scored runs for her country,
One of Shikha’s most memorable moments came in 2021 when her incredible delivery against Australia was termed the ‘ball of the century’ in women’s cricket.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is Shikha Pandey?
Shikha Pandey is an Indian cricketer who represents the Indian women’s national cricket team. She is a right-arm medium-fast bowler known for her impressive performances in international cricket.
When was Shikha Pandey born?
Shikha Pandey was born on May 12, 1989, in Goa, India.
What is the age of Shikha Pandey?
Shikha Pandey’s age is 34 years.
Who is the Father of Shikha Pandey?
The father of Shikha Pandey is Mr. Subash Pandey.
What is the Net Worth of Shikha Pandey?
As of 2023, Shikha Pandey has a net worth of approx 25 Crores.