The Career of Veda Krishnamurthy

Veda Krishnamurthy is a cricketer from team Indian women’s cricket team. She was born on 16 October 1992. She is a middle-order batter and bats with her right hand. She is also an excellent leg-break bowler. Veda Krishnamurthy marries A Arjun Hoysala who is also a cricketer. A Arjun Hoysala plays local club cricket. He plays for Belagavi Panthers.

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Beginning of the Career

The youngest person in her family was Veda. She is one of four siblings. When she was three years old, she started playing street cricket. When she was very young, she started taking karate lessons. She did not enjoy karate at first, but over time, she improved greatly. She earned a black belt in karate when she was just 12 years old.

In the year 2021, Veda lost her mother Cheluvamaba Devi and elder sister Vatsala Shivakumar due to COVID-19. Veda started her cricket career at the young age of 13. In the year of 2005, she took the admission to the Karnataka Institute of Cricket. This is the first institute where she started her formal cricket training. 

Impressed by her performance, the director of Karnataka Institute of Cricket Mr Irfan Sait asked Veda’s father to admit her to the best cricket institute in Bangaluru. To support her cricket career of Veda her father moved to Bangaluru. 

Coaches of Veda Krishnamurthy  

Irfan Sait- He is the first coach of Veda. He taught Veda about the fundamental of this game. 

Apurva Sharma 

Suman Sharma

They all help Veda to become a national-level player. 

Role Model

Mithali Raj is the role model of Veda Krishnamurthy. When she was young she wanted to become a good player like Mithali. But now eventually Mithali Raj is a team meat of Veda. 

Player Profile

  • At the age of 13 Veda Krishnamurthy joined the Senior State Team. She got this chance due to her exceptional fielding abilities. 
  • When she was only 18 years old she joined the national team. 
  • She scored a half-century in her first Derby. 
  • She is an aggressive middle-order batsman. Her batting helped the team to score a good run and cheese the run quickly. 
  • Due to her aggressive batting, her teammates compare her with Rohit Sharma.
  • Veda works for Indian Railway in Delhi.
  • Veda is a crucial player for India. 
  • She generally plays limited over matches for India.

 A career in Domestic Cricket

  • In 2017 Veda played her first domestic match against Karnataka State Cricket Association Secretary’s XI. 
  • She played BBL in the season from 2017-2018. She played for Hobert Hurricanes. This team invested a big amount of money to buy Veda Krishnamurthy. 
  • In 2021, Veda became the captain of the Karnataka Team. 

 Debut in Women One Day International Matches 

On 30 June 2011, Veda Krishnamurthy played her first international One Day match against England Women at Derby. Tough England Women won the match by 6 wickets with 28 balls remaining, Veda Krishnamurthy’s performance was outstanding. In that match, she scored 51 runs in 57 balls. In that match, her Strike Rate was 89.47. There were eight 4s in her innings.

Stats in Women One Day International Matches

Veda Krishnamurthy has participated in 48 WODI games overall. Additionally, she runs for 829 runs in her WODI career. For that run, she faced 1078 balls. Her WODI average is 25.90, and she has a 76.90 strike rate. In her WODI career, she has accumulated eight half-centuries. Her career high is 71 runs, according to WODI.

In her three WODI matches, she took 3 wickets in total. She bowls at a 22 average. Her strike rate is 38, and her ECON rate is 3. She bowled her best WODI game when she gave up 14 runs rather than two wickets.

Recent WODI match 

On 12 April 2018, Veda Krishnamurthy played her recent WODI match against England Women at Nagpur. India Women won that match by 8 wickets with 28 balls remaining. In that match, Veda scored 7 runs by playing 18 balls. She had just one 4s in her innings.

Debut in Women International T20 Matches

On 23 June 2011 against Australia Women Veda Krishnamurthy played her first Women’s International T20 match at Billericay. Australia Women had won that match by 8 wickets with 58 balls remaining. Veda did not perform well in her debut match. She just scored 2 runs by playing 13 balls in that match. Nitschke took her wicket in that match. In that match, her strike rate was 15.38.

Stats in Women International T20 Matches  

Veda Krishnamurthy has played a total of 76 WT20I matches and scored 875 runs. In T20I her batting average is 18.61. She has two half-centuries in her international T20 career. 57 (not out) is the highest score in her international T20 career.

Recent WT20I Match

On 8 March 2020, Veda Krishnamurthy played her recent T20I innings against Australian women in Melbourne. Australia Women won that match by 85 runs. In that match Veda Krishnamurthy scored 19 runs by facing 24 balls. In that match, her strike rate was 79.16. in that match, she had just one 4s in her innings.  

Personal Life

In September 2022, Veda married cricketer Arjun Hoysala.

Veda has various monikers, including “Ved” when playing for the Indian national and Railways teams, and “Darth” or “Darthy”, a moniker chosen by Corinne Hall, when playing for the Hurricanes team, a reference to Darth Vader. Her teammates from the Karnataka team called her “Dhana”. According to Veda, the word “Dhana” literally translates to cow, but in this context, it means buffalo, because of her height. She stated that at the initial stage of her career, she was only 4 feet.


  • Veda Krishnamurthy has played for:
  • India Blue Women
  • India Women
  • Karnataka Woman
  • Velocity


Veda is known for being a strong and aggressive player, capable of challenging even the most skilled bowling teams. Many experts predict that she will become one of the greatest finishers in Indian cricket history.

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