Veda Krishnamurthy is an Indian Cricketer. She has played for Karnataka Women team and Railways as well. She is the youngest cricketer to score 1000 run in Women One Day International cricket.
Veda Krishnamurthy was born on 16 October 1992 (Age: 26 Years old, as in 2018) in Kadur, Karnataka, India. When she was only 3 years old, she started to play street cricket. Since childhood, she wanted to be a cricketer and to play for the country someday. For her primary education, she attended Cambridge School in Bangalore, Karnataka. She was also enrolled in Karate classes by his parents but she did not like Karate. However, at the age of 12, she earned a black belt in Karate. In 2005, when she was 13 years old, she started cricket training in the Karnataka Institute of Cricket. Her father shifted her to Bengaluru upon her coach’s asking. Her coach, Irfan Sait noticed her talent and moulded her into a very good cricketer. Veda also credits Irfan Sait as her first coach. When she was growing up, she used to watch Mithali Raj playing and wanted to play with her someday. Veda has played with Mithali Raj in WODI and WT20 cricket and they are good friends. For her higher education, she enrolled at Mount Carmel College in Bangalore, Karnataka and received her degree in arts.
- Height: 165 cm or 5’5″
- Weight: 55 kg or 121 lbs
- Body Statistics: 34-28-34
- Eye Colour: Black
- Hair Colour: Black
She was born to SG Krishnamurthy who was a cable operator.
Her mother name is not known.
She has one brother and two sisters. The name of her one sister is Vatsala Shivakumar. All her siblings are elder to her.
She is unmarried and the information about her affairs is not known.
She bats with right hand and bowls right-arm leg break. Prior to playing International Cricket, Krishnamurthy has played for Karnataka Women and Railways. At the age of 18, she made her Women One Day International (WODI) debut against England Women at Derby in June 2011. In her debut match, she scored a half-century (51 runs). She made her T20 debut on the same tour against Australia in a Quadrangular series at Billericay, England. Krishnamurthy was the part of the India Women in the 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup when India Women lost to England Women by 9 runs. In that match, Krishnamurthy scored 35 runs. She is the third woman cricketer of India to play in the Women Big Bash League (WBBL). She signed a deal with Hobart Hurricanes for the third season of WBBL. She is the youngest player for India Women to score 1,000 runs in WODIs. Veda Krishnamurthy was bought by Gujarat Giants for Rs. 30 lakh in the 2024 Women’s Premier League auction held in Mumbai on 9 December 2023.
- Cricketer: Suresh Raina
- Female Cricketer: Mithali Raj
- According to her, both of her parents played a crucial role in her future in cricket.
- Prior to becoming a batswoman, she was a good fielder.
- Her favourite shot is straight drive.
- Under her captaincy, the Karnataka U-19 team won consecutive South Zone Inter-State Cups.
- In an interview, Krishnamurthy disclosed that she is a good friend with the fellow team-mates, Jhulan Goswami and Mithali Raj.
- At the 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup, in a match against New Zealand, she came to bat in 37th over and scored 70 runs off just 45 balls hitting 7 fours and 2 sixes. Due to her this performance, India reached the final.
- Her hobbies are listening to music, watching movies, etc.
- Krishnamurthy has received Vijaya Karnataka Sportsperson of Year in 2017.