Rajeshwari Shivanand Gayakwad (Rajeshwari Gayakwad) was the first ever women cricketer from Bijapur district in Karnataka to get select in the national women’s cricket team. She was one of the top Indian performers at the recently concluded ICC Women’s World Cup 2017, but Rajeshwari Gayakwad is still dreaming of owning a place of her own while living in a rented house.
Karnataka Cricket honour for Rajeswari and Veda Krishnamurthy
Height – 163 cm (5 ft 4 in)
Weight – 60 kgs
Batting – Right-hand batswomen
Bowling – Slow left-arm orthodox
Role – Bowler
Hobbies – playing Jawline and Discuss throw
Husband – Unkown
Caste – Unknown
Personal Life and Family
Rajeshwari Gayakwad age 26 (as on published date) was born on 1 June 1991 BIJAPUR District, Karnataka, India. Her Father Shivanad Gayakwad (Late) was a teacher and mother Savithri Gayakward. she had 4 siblings (2 brothers & 2 sisters) Kashinath Nath (Tabla Player), Viswanath (Badminton and volleyball player), Rameshwari (Hockey player) and Bhunvaneswari Gayakward (state level cricketer).
Rajeshwari Gayakwad Family (Father & sister)
Actually, she was not interested in cricket as she was successful javelin and discus thrower. It was his father dream to see her daughter Playing for Indian Team. He died of a cardiac arrest while watching India take on West Indies at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru in 2014.
After the 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup Final, she was gifted a car worth Rs 5 lakh, by the Water resources minister MB Patil which she simply refused and said that her preference at the moment is to get a house for her family. She currently the sole breadwinner for her family since her father passed away.
Indian Women Cricket Team
Unlike a Mithali or a Harmanpreet, Rajeshwari started playing serious cricket in her late teens in 2008. when she was around 18 years. Wit Mithali hin two months of formal coaching, she was playing for the Karnataka state team, said the Western Railways employee.
Career & Achievements
Only Test – India Women v South Africa Women at Mysore, Nov 2014
ODI debut – India Women v Sri Lanka Women at Visakhapatnam, Jan 2014
T20 debut – India Women v Sri Lanka Women at Vizianagaram, Jan 2014
On 15 July 2017 women’s world cup, It was the left-arm spinner Rajeshwari’s match-winning spell of 5/15 that helped India beat New Zealand in a do-or-die match at Derby and thus book a semi-final berth at the Women’s World Cup.
Rajeshwari Gayakwad with her Team Mates
(L-R) Poonam Yadav, Deepti Sharma, Rajeshwari Gayakwad and Ekta Bisht
November 2016 Against west Indians Rajeswari 4/34 helped India defeat Low score of 199.
For More career Statistics Espn Cricinfo