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Shantha Rangaswamy is born 1 January 1954 in Madras. she  is an Indian cricketer. She played Women’s Test cricket for India. She is right hand batting style and all rounder . she debut in India v/s west Indies and  in ODI Debut India v/s Australia. Indian women’s cricket was pitch forked into the news with the appointment of one of Rangaswamy’s team-mates and comrades in arms, Diana Edulji, as the lone cricketer on the panel of administrators handed charge of the BCCI in the wake of the Lodha recommendations. This award for Rangaswamy a month later gives another pivotal figure in the Indian women’s game a share of her time in the sun. Shantha Rangaswamy was born in 1954 and raised in Bangalore, one of seven sisters. “My father passed away when I was 12. “We were seven daughters, no sons, but even in that situation, my mother insisted we all have a good education. We are all where we are today because of my mom.” Rangaswamy would become one of the most memorable cricketers of her time.

“Great lady,” she continued, talking about her mother. I agreed, but I was thinking of the daughter as well. when I speak to her about receiving the first Lifetime Achievement Award constituted by the BCCI for female cricketers. “We have 4 engineers in the family, one PhD, one double graduate, and then me.” Consider the fact that the times were the 60s and 70s, and all the above achievers were women, and it gives you a glimpse of the fortitude of the Rangaswamy family. When India played their first official Test in 1976, Rangaswamy — a batting all rounder who bowled wicked inswingers — was captain, beginning a list of firsts she would make her own. First captain, first Test win, first centurion for India, and first Indian female batter to hit a six. She has a special attachment to these records, because they mean she shares a statistical connection with her icon, Sunil Gavaskar. “He was the first to score 10000 runs. No matter how many runs people make now, no one can take that away. That tag of first is always something to be proud of. A right-handed batter, she scored 750 runs at a batting average of 32.6 in her 16 Test matches, with one century (108), which was the first century by Indian Women Cricketer against New Zealand on 08.01.1977 at Carisbrook, Dunedin.

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