Olympics medallist at the 2016 Rio Games, PV Sindhu and Indian women’s cricket team opener Smriti Mandhana are both part of the third annual Forbes Under 30 Asia 2018 list released in Singapore. The list includes 300 young disruptors, innovators and entrepreneurs across Asia, all under the age group of 30 and in the
Forbes Under 30 Asia List
The list features over 10 categories namely – the Arts (Art & Style, Food & Drink); Entertainment & Sports; Finance & Venture Capital; Media, Marketing & Advertising; Retail & E-commerce; Enterprise Technology; Industry, Manufacturing & Energy; Healthcare & Science; Social Entrepreneurs and Consumer Technology.
Currently ranked third as per the latest BWF rankings, Sindhu has been announced as the official flag-bearer of the Indian Commonwealth Games contingent at Gold Coast in Australia. Her recent rise in stature in the badminton circuit made the management opt for her name in this regard and he also stands favourite to win gold as far as badminton women’s singles is concerned. Sindhu had bagged a bronze when India had travelled to Glasgow in 2014 for the last Commonwealth Games.
Talking about Mandhana, she has been an integral part of women’s cricket team and she had proved her mettle during the World Cup 2017. Smriti Mandhana is also the second Indian cricketer after Harmanpreet Kaur to feature in Australia’s Big Bash League. The opener is currently part of the tri-nation series which India is playing against Australia women and England women. The Women in Blue have so far lost both the matches played in the series.
While Anushka Sharma is third, the fourth name on the list is 20-year-old Padmanabh Singh who apparently led the first Indian Polo team in England in 20 years. He became the youngest player to feature in a World Cup polo team and also the youngest ever to win the Indian Open Polo Cup.