Yastika Bhatia Biography: Career, Family, Boyfriend, Net Worth, WPL Salary

Yastika Bhatia Biography:

Yastika Bhatia is an Indian cricketer who plays for the India in the Women’s national team. Yastika is a left-handed batter and a wicket-keeper known for her calm approach who can turn gears when required.

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Yastika Bhatia playing for Mumbai Indians: Photo taken from Instagram

Yastika received the limelight after the Women’s ODI match on 26 September 2021 against Australia and holds many records currently in her name.

Yastika Bhatia Bio-data:

Yastika Harish Bhatia
Date of BirthNovember 1, 2000
BirthplaceVadodara, Gujarat, India
FatherHarish Bhatia
MotherGarima Bhatia
Sibling (Sister)Josita Bhatia
Acting RoleWicket Keeper
Batting StyleLeft Handed
Bowling StyleSlow Left arm Orthodox
Domestic TeamsBaroda (2013 – Current)
Velocity (2022)
Mumbai Indians (2023 – Current)
Women’s ODI DebutSeptember 21, 2021 for India against Australia
Women’s TestOctober 3, 2021 for India against Australia
Women’s T20I DebutOctober 7, 2021 for India against Australia
MatchesW Test: 3
W ODI: 25
W T20I: 18
Runs ScoredW Test: 98
W ODI: 582
W T20I: 178
Strike RateW Test: 60.86
W ODI: 72.29
W T20I: 83.56
Batting AverageW Test: 19.60
W ODI: 24.25
W T20I: 14.83
Height5 Feet 2 Inch (158 cm)
Marital StatusUnmarried
ReligionHinduism
EducationDelhi Public School, Vadodara
Amity University (Bachelor in Arts)
CoachesSantosh Chaugule
Kiran More
Dr. Drashti Shah as Fitness Trainer

Yastika Bhatia Career: Domestic

Yastika Bhatia started playing professional domestic cricket in the year 2013. Yastika was selected in the Baroda team in 2016 for the West zone U-19 squad. In 2016, Yastika also scored her maiden one-day century against Maharashtra (131 runs) and 60 runs against Mumbai too.

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Yastika Bhatia played in the India-A women’s team against Bangladesh. Yastika was also selected in the India-A women’s team against Australia starting from December 12, 2019.

Yastika was selected as the captain of the West Zone Women’s Cricket Team for the Inter-Zone 50 over and 3 – Day Competitions. She scored a century in a T20 match against Manipur in the national U-23 Women’s tournament.

Yastika Bhatia was selected by Mumbai Indians to play in the Women’s Premiere League in 2023 for an auction price of Rs 1.5 Crores. She made her WPL debut on March 4, 2023 against Gujarat Giants.

International Cricket:

Yastika Bhatia made her International Debut on September 21, 2021 for India against Australia at Harrup Park in Queensland, Australia in the Women’s ODI match.

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Yastika Bhatia (Right) with Shah Rukh Khan: Photo taken from Instagram

Yastika Bhatia made her International Test debut on October 3, 2021 for India against Australia at Metricon Stadium on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. She made her Twenty 20 International Debut on October 7, 2021 for India against Australia at Metricon Stadium on the Gold Coast in Australia. She played the women’s practice game for India against Australia in Brisbane on September 18, 2021.

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Yastika Bhatia was selected in India’s team for the 2022 Women’s Cricket World Cup in January 2022 against New Zealand. She was also selected a part of India’s cricket team in July 2022 for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England.

Yastika Bhatia Early Life:

Yastika Bhatia started playing cricket at the age of 8 when her father put her in the cricket academy at their school along with her sister.

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Yastika Bhatia (Right): Photo taken from Instagram
 

She got good support from her parents and decided to follow her passion for cricket. Their resident society was also very helpful and supported her. During a lockdown, they even helped them set up a makeshift batting net where Yastika played with Tennis balls.

Yastika played in the Baroda U-19 team along with her sister, but her sister later decided to pursue the medical line further. She soon got selected in the U-19 National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru headed by the former Indian cricketer Rahul Dravid.

Yastika Bhatia attended the Delhi Public School in Vadodara and graduated from Amity University online in BA course. Yastika Bhatia is currently studying Sports Management from the Institute of Sports Science and Technology. Yastika was a bright student who opted science for her 12th standard and secured 88.9% in the finals.

Yastika Bhatia suffered a trauma in March 2020 where the members of the Baroda senior women’s team including her were sexually harassed by their head coach Atul Bedade who was later suspended by the Baroda Cricket Association (BCA). Traumatized by this, Yastika went into depression and missed two state matches for her Baroda team.

Yastika Bhatia Family:

Yastika Bhatia’s family consists of her father Harish Bhatia, her mother Garima Bhatia and her elder sister Josita Bhatia. Her family has always been supporting her passion for cricket.

She has a loving father who dreamed of Yastika playing for India Internationally. He once booked a home without giving any hint to his family as a surprise.

Yastika’s sister started as a cricketer with her in the U-19 women’s cricket but later chose medical line as her profession. She helped a great deal in Yastika’s studies and curing her depressed stage.

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Yastika Bhatia with her parents: Photo taken from Instagram

Yastika Bhatia Boyfriend and Interests:

Yastika Bhatia is currently 23 years old and unmarried. Any news of her having a boyfriend is not yet confirmed.

Yastika Bhatia’s interests include fitness. She attends a gym named Physio2fitness in Vadodara. She also includes Yoga and Visualization in her daily routine.

She likes music and also plays guitar. She also signed up for online French classes as one of her interests.

Yastika actively posts on social media regarding her travels, life, achievements and events. She also have a broadcast channel on Instagram. She is active on the following Social Media Sites: Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Yastika Bhatia Net Worth and Records:

WPL Salary: Yastika Bhatia was selected by the Mumbai Indians team for the Women’s Premiere League 2023 at an auction price of Rs 1.5 crores. Mumbai Indians retained her for the second edition of the Women’s Premiere League 2024 for a price of Rs 2 crores.

Net Worth: Yastika Bhatia’s net worth is approximately estimated to be Rs 4 Crores.

Salary: Yastika Bhatia’s salary is Rs 10 lakhs since she comes under grade C In the BCCI. She also earns Rs 3 lakhs, 6 lakhs and 15 lakhs for T20 International, ODI and Test matches respectively.

Endorsements: Yastika Bhatia’s endorsements include brands like Puma and SG.

Yastika Bhatia Records:

  • Highest score ever (151) in the Senior Women’s Inter Zonal One Day Trophy.
  • 1st player ever to hit 300 runs in an edition of Senior Women’s Inter Zonal One Day Trophy.
  • The only women cricketer from Vadodara to be selected for the NCA U-23 league.
  • Test Records – 13th Most catches in a match and 22nd Highest innings total without conceding a bye.
  • ODI Records – 18th Most dismissals in a series, 7th Most stumpings in an innings and 3rd Most stumpings in a series.
  • T20I Records – 27th No ducks in career and 38th Most stumpings in career.

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