Mumbai, 9th Jan 2023: Premier global nutrition company, Herbalife Nutrition India, is partnering with international women's cricket sensation, Smriti Mandhana as a nutrition sponsor. A fierce competitor, Smriti Mandhana is an inspiration, and a role model for aspiring young cricketers and her commitment to the sport makes her an ideal fit for Herbalife Nutrition.
Smriti has had an incredible journey, taking the cricket world by storm with her phenomenal batting performances. Currently, the Vice-Captain of the India Women's National Cricket Team, Smriti has been a consistent performer for India since her debut.
With more than 150 sponsored teams and athletes around the world, Herbalife Nutrition has a proven track record of working with athletes, using the science and innovation within our products and the support and knowledge of our experts to help them optimize their performance.
Smriti Mandhana’s performance on the field made her the first Indian women cricketer to be recognized as the ICC Women's ODI Cricketer of the Year in 2018. The same year saw her winning the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Award, a feat she repeated in 2021. Early on in her cricket career, she won BCCI's MA Chidambaram Trophy for best woman cricketer for the year 2013-14. She was also the only Indian player to be named in the ICC Women's Team of the Year 2016. She was honoured with the prestigious Arjuna Award in 2019.
Ajay Khanna, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Herbalife Nutrition India said, "I am excited about our association with Smriti Mandhana, and our shared belief in the importance of good nutrition and an active lifestyle makes her the perfect partner for our brand. As we have done with many other athletes, we look forward to working with her to support her sporting ambitions and furthering our mission of helping everyone live their best lives."
Smriti Mandhana said, "I am thrilled and honoured to partner with Herbalife Nutrition. I am excited to join the family of athletes associated with a brand committed to helping sports people of all levels reach their best potential through good nutrition. I believe that nutrition is integral to good health and performing well in any sport, and I am looking forward to encouraging everyone to live a healthy life."
The fifth Indian athlete and the second cricketer to join the Herbalife family, Smriti Mandhana follows in the footsteps of fellow Indian sporting legends, Virat Kohli, Mary Kom, Lakshya Sen, and Manika Batra.