Ekta Bisht (Cricketer) Wiki, Age, Height, Biography, Weight, Family, Career, Cast, Net worth, Husband, Jersey Number, Stats, hat-trick, Salary & More.
Ekta Bisht is an Indian cricketer of the Indian Women’s National cricket team. She is a left-handed batswoman and slow left-arm orthodox bowler. She was the first international female cricketer from Uttarakhand to play for India.
|Real Name||Ekta Bisht|
|Date of Birth||08 February 1886|
|Age (as in 2021)||35 years old|
|Birth Place||Almora, Uttarakhand, India|
|Family||Father: Kundan Singh Bisht|
Mother: Tara Bisht
Siblings: Kaushal Bisht (brother)
Vineet Bisht (brother)
Shweta Bisht (sister)
|Home Town||Almora, Uttarakhand, India|
Birth & Early Life
Ekta Bisht was born on 8th February 1986 in Uttarakhand, India. Her father is a retired Havaldar from Indian Army who currently owns a tea stall in Almora. At the age of six, Ekta used to play with the boys of her locality. Her parents supported her passion helped her with her cricketing career. She began her career as the captain of Kumaon University in North Zone.
Education & More
In 2006, Ekta captained the Uttarakhand cricket team and played for 4 years. In 2011, Ekta got selected for the national team and received support from sponsors. This lessened the financial burden on her family. Ekta made her WODI debut in 2011 against Australia.
In 2012, she scored a hat-trick at the ICC World Women Twenty20, Sri Lanka. In 2017, Bisht played for the Indian team at the Women’s Cricket World Cup and made it to the finals. However, they lost to England by nine runs. She was also named for ICC Women’s ODI Team of the year and the ICC Women’s T20I Team of the Year, that year.
In 2018, Ekta was named to the Indian squad for the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 tournament, West Indies. She was also declared the second-highest wicket-taker in ODIs. In the same year, she was named as the fifth woman to cross the 100 wicket mark. In 2021, Ekta was named to the Indian Test squad for their one-off match against England.
|International Debut||WTEST: 13 – 16, August 2014 against England Women.|
WODI: 02 July 2011 against AUS Women.
WT20I: June 23, 2011, against AUS Women.
|Teams||Velocity, Uttar Pradesh Women, India Women, India Blue Women|
|Batting Style||Right-hand bat|
|Bowling Style||Slow left-arm orthodox|
|Best Record||Fifth Highest wicket-taker in ODIs and third highest in T20Is.|
|Coach/ Mentor||Liyakat Ali Khan|
Personal Life & More
Pooja’s Zodiac sign is Aquarius. Her net worth is estimated to be $0.5 million.
|Net worth||$0.5 M|
Physical Status & More
|Height (approx.)||163 cm|
Some Important Facts About Ekta Bisht
- Ekta was the only woman to be named as one of the players of ICC Women’s ODI Team of the Year and ICC Women’s T20I Team of the Year in 2017.
- She is the 4th oldest player to take a maiden 5 wicket in an Inning.
- Ekta likes to listen to music and practice Yoga.
- She is currently ranked 24th ODI Bowling.
- Her Jersey number is 8.
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