Thrown in The Dustbin By Her Parents, India’s ‘Laila’ Becomes Australia’s Cricket Superstar

Sangeeta Viswas
3 weeks ago

Thrown in The Dustbin By Her Parents, India’s ‘Laila’ Becomes Australia’s Cricket Superstar. Ever heard of a cricketer who was thrown in a dustbin as a baby? Buckle up, because that’s exactly where our story starts!

We’re talking about Lisa Sthalekar, the former captain of the Australian women’s cricket team. But in India, she’s also known by another name – Laila. Her story is stranger than fiction, filled with struggle, hope, and ultimately, triumph.

Born To Fight, Raised in An Orphanage

Born on August 13, 1979, in Pune, India, Lisa (Laila back then) was abandoned by her biological parents and left in a dustbin near an orphanage. The orphanage took her in and gave her the name Laila.

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Fate Takes a Turn: America and the Love for Cricket

Life took an unexpected turn for Laila when Dr. Haren and his wife Sue adopted her and took her to the United States. In America, Laila, now Lisa, grew up and discovered a passion for cricket. This love for the game would change her life forever.

Australia Calling: The Cricket Dream Takes Flight

A few years later, Dr. Haren’s family moved to Sydney, Australia. Lisa went with them, and this is where her cricket journey truly began. Through sheer hard work and dedication, Lisa carved a name for herself in the cricketing world.

Debut in 2001 and a Stellar Career

In 2001, Lisa made her debut for the Australian women’s cricket team in a one-day international match. Her talent and leadership skills shone brightly, and in 2008, she became the captain of the team.

A Record-Breaking Cricketer

Lisa’s career was filled with achievements. She became the first female cricketer to score 1,000 runs and take 100 wickets! She even played in four World Cups, both in ODIs and T20s.

Retirement in 2013, But an Inspiration Forever

After a glorious 12-year career, Lisa decided to hang up her boots in 2013. But her story continues to inspire millions.

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Lisa is a living testament to the power of hard work and perseverance. No matter the circumstances, you can achieve your dreams if you set your mind to it.

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