India's cricketer retires

Indian woman cricketer Kalpana Reddy called it quits to international cricket at the age of 26. Know why she did it.

Kalpana batted in three innings in seven ODIs for India and scored four runs in them. She took four catches while keeping wickets and caused one stumping.

A look at Career

Kalpana hails from Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh. Her father used to drive an auto rickshaw. She made her debut in the match against New Zealand in June 2015.

Debut in 2015

Kalpana had to face many difficulties en-route to her pursuit to become a cricketer. She had told 'Female Cricket' that once due to the constraints, she had made up her mind to leave the game.

Overcame financial crisis

Kalpana family was also against playing cricket. Even after making a place in the Indian team, the family did not want her to play.

Fought the odds

Kalpana Reddy plays as a wicket-keeper batsman. She played seven ODIs for India during 2015-16. She last played against Sri Lanka.

Last match in 2016

After losing spot in India fold, Kalpana tried her hands in domestic cricket. She last played in 2021. In 2019, she was also a part of the Trailblazer team in the Women's T20 Challenge.

Played Women's T20 challenge

When she started playing for Andhra Pradesh, she used to get an allowance of Rs 4000. She became a part of South Zone U-16 in 2011. She was also a part of U-19 and India Green.

Rs 4000 allowance

Kalpana works in Indian Railways and lives in Vijayawada. She has a B.Com degree from Nalanda Degree College.

Working for Railways

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