Cricket and sports gear manufacturer Sanspareil Greenlands announced Vice Captain of the Indian national cricket squad Smriti Mandhana has joined the company as its brand ambassador. Former SG brand ambassadors include Sunil Gavaskar and Virender Sehwag. Mandhana also plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Maharashtra Cricket Team in the domestic circuit.
Commenting on the association with the brand SG, Smriti said, “It is a great honour for me to be associated with a brand of the stature of SG. Throughout my youth, I have played my game with an SG bat. Going forward, SG remains the cricket gear brand of choice for me. I am very excited to be playing cricket at the highest level with SG products and look forward to a successful innings with SG.”
Mandhana made it to the under-16 Maharashtra state team at the age of nine. She was the first woman to score a double century in a one-day game.
Paras Anand from SG said, “It is a tremendous opportunity for us to welcome Smriti to our family. At SG, every player we recruit is considered next of kin, and this holds true for Smriti as well. We are excited to extend this partnership and hope to witness Smriti achieve still greater heights in her career with her batting prowess.”
Tuhin Mishra, MD and co-founder of Baseline Ventures Pvt Ltd, which manages Smriti, said, “I think it is going to be big for Smriti. Getting associated with such a big brand makes a lot of difference. Smriti joining SG will only enhance the cause of women’s cricket. After all, when you play the game with the best equipment; it does make an impact.”
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