Yastika Bhatia (Cricketer)

Yastika Bhatia (Cricketer) wiki, age, height, caste, family, sister, parents, education & more

Yastika Bhatia
NameYastika Bhatia
Full NameYastika Harish Bhatia
ProfessionIndian Woman Cricketer
Major teamsIndia Women (2021-Present)
Baroda Women (2013-Present)
Mumbai Indians Women (2023-Present)
Velocity (2022)
Date of BirthNovember 1, 2000
Age (In 2024)23 Years 8 Month(s) 19 Days
Birth PlaceVadodara, Gujarat, India
ResidenceVadodara, Gujarat, India
Mother TonguePunjabi
Physical Stats
Heightin centimeters- 163 cm
in meters- 1.63 m
in Feet Inches- 5ft 4in
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Family and Marriage Details
Marital StatusUnmarried
FatherHarish Bhatia
MotherGarima Bhatia
yastika bhatia with her parents harish bhatia and garima bhatia
Sister(s)Josita Bhatia
yastika bhatia with her sister josita bhatia
Cricket Information
Playing roleWicketkeeper Batter
Batting styleLeft-handed
Bowling styleSlow left-arm orthodox
Coach/MentorSantosh Chaugule
WTest debutSeptember 30, 2021 vs Australia
WODI debutSeptember 21, 2021 vs Australia
WT20I debutOctober 7, 2021 vs Australia
Education Details
SchoolDelhi Public School, Kalali, Vadodara, Gujarat
CollegeAmity University
Educational QualificationBachelor of Arts
Contact/Social Media Details
Twittertwitter.com/YastikaBhatia (17k followers)
Instagraminstagram.com/yastika.bhatia (204k followers)
Other Details
Salary₹1.50 Crore (WPL)
₹10 Lakh (BCCI Grade C contract)
Alternate namesYastika Bhatiya
Family Picture
yastika bhatia with her family
Yastika Bhatia is an Indian women’s cricket player who plays as a wicketkeeper batter for the Indian cricket team. She is a left-handed batter and a slow left-arm orthodox bowler.
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Yastika was born on 1 November 2000 in a Punjabi Khatri family to Harish Bhatia and his wife Garima Bhatia in Vadodara, Gujarat. She also has an elder sister named Josita Bhatia.
She completed her schooling at Delhi Public School in Kalali, Vadodara, Gujarat, and scored 88.8 percent marks in her Class 12 Board exams. Later on, she did her B.A. program at Amity University online. 1
On the suggestion of Baroda’s Ranji player Pinal Shah, who lives in the Bhatia’s neighbourhood, Yastika’s father enrolled 8-year-old Yastika and her 11-year-old elder sister Josita at the Youth Service Centre (YSC), one of the oldest clubs in Vadodara. Bhatia sisters played for the Baroda U-19 team together but later on, Josita decided to pursue a career in medicine. 2
Her father, Harish Bhatia is an executive engineer in a public-sector company and her mother, Garima Bhatia is a retired senior bank manager. 2
She is a black belt in karate, a swimmer, and has also played badminton at the district level. 2
In March 2020, Yastika Bhatia and other members of the Baroda women’s cricket team lodged sexual harassment and public shaming complaint against their head coach Atul Bedade. Baroda Cricket Association (BCA) sacked Atul Bedade as the women’s team coach. Although his suspension was later withdrawn but considering the sensitivity of the matter it was decided not to engage his services for the women’s team. 3
During the covid-19 pandemic, Yastika’s father with fellow residents’ help, converted a part of their housing society’s parking facility into a cricket net and helped her with throwdowns to ensure that her cricket practice did not suffer. 4
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Bhatia made her Women’s One Day International (WODI) debut against Australia on 21 September 2021 at Harrup Park in Mackay, Australia. She batted at number three and scored 35 runs off 51 balls but India lost the match by nine wickets. 5
She made her Test debut on 30 September 2021 against Australia at Carrara, Queensland, Australia. 6
She made her Women’s Twenty20 International (WT20I) debut on 7 October 2021 against Australia at Carrara, Queensland, Australia. 7
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Mithali Raj used to jokingly calls her Prime Minister because during the team meetings, whenever someone asked if anyone wants to ask something or things like that, she was always the one to speak up and add her point. 8
Mumbai Indians (MI) bought Yastika Bhatia for a whooping INR 1.50 Crore in the very first Women’s Premier League (WPL) auctions on February 13, 2023. 9
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She has a Grade C contract with BCCI for which she is paid INR 10 lakh in annual salary. 10
She has a black belt in karate. 1

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  2. https://www.espncricinfo.com/story/womens-world-cup-2022-yastika-bhatia-wants-to-erase-the-pain-of-india-2017-world-cup-final-defeat-1303531[][][]
  3. https://www.hindustantimes.com/cricket/yastika-bhatia-shakes-off-stressful-baroda-phase-to-shine-for-india-101632674179517.html[]
  4. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/spotlight/it-feels-surreal-yastika-bhatia-on-getting-selected-to-the-indian-cricket-team/articleshow/81255977.cms[]
  5. https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/india-women-in-australia-2021-22-1263613/australia-women-vs-india-women-1st-odi-1263617/full-scorecard[]
  6. https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/india-women-in-australia-2021-22-1263613/australia-women-vs-india-women-only-test-1263620/full-scorecard[]
  7. https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/india-women-in-australia-2021-22-1263613/australia-women-vs-india-women-1st-t20i-1263621/full-scorecard[]
  8. https://www.crictracker.com/cricket-interviews/if-womens-ipl-gets-even-half-the-attention-as-mens-ipl-it-will-change-the-face-of-the-game-yastika-bhatia-interview/[]
  9. https://www.news18.com/cricketnext/news/wpl-auctions-yastika-bhatias-aali-re-reaction-after-mumbai-indians-1-5-cr-deal-watch-7076419.html[]
  10. https://www.bcci.tv/players/women[]