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People who consider raising a girl as a burden bring shame to society. There are few people who believe in the ideology of adoption. Lisa Sthalekar was born as an orphan but was raised by an American couple who became saviors for her.
She was born on 13 August 1979 in Pune, India. She is a former Australian cricket player and currently works as an Australian cricket commentator. She was an all-rounder player of her team who scored 1,000 runs and 100 wickets in ODIs. She is considered to be the most successful and admired women’s sports personality in the world.
Height / Weight / Age
|Date Of Birth||13 August 1979|
|Height||In Centimeters – 163 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5’4”
|Weight||In Kilograms – 58 kg
In Pounds – 128 lbs
|Eye Color||Dark brown|
|Bra Size||Not Known|
|Dress Size||Not Known|
|Shoe Size||8 (US)|
As of 2019, Lisa Sthalekar has an estimated net worth of $53 million.
Education / Family
Lisa’s birth name was Laila which was given by the orphanage. Her biological parents left her at the orphanage in Pune, from where her adoptive parents Sue Sthalekar and Haren Sthalekar adopted her. After adoption, her name was changed to Lisa Sthalekar. Her adoptive parents belonged to America but relocated to Australia.
For primary schooling, she attended Cherrybrook Public School, New South Wales and for high school, she attended Cherrybrook Technology High School, New South Wales. She completed her B.A. degree, majoring in Psychology and religious studies from Sydney University. She has a stepsister Caprini. Her stepfather too
|Real Name||Born as ‘Laila’ but stepparents renamed her as ‘Lisa Carprini Sthalekar’|
|Birth Place||Pune, Maharashtra, India|
|Profession||Former Australian cricketer, commentator|
|School||Cherrybrook Public School, New South Wales
Cherrybrook Technology High School, New South Wales
|College||Barker College, New South Wales
|Home Town||Sydney, Australia|
|Debut||Test – 15 February 2003 vs England Women at Brisbane
T20 – 2 September 2005 vs England Women at Taunton
|Fathers Name||Haren Sthalekar (stepfather)|
|Mothers Name||Syu Sthalekar (stepmother)|
Career / Fashion And Style
Around 1997, she made her debut for New South Wales, against Queensland. She gave excellent performance and got selected for the Under-23 National Team to play a series against New Zealand.
Before making her international debut she bagged enough success in WNCL. Her performances earned her a call-up into the Australian team for the tour of England in 2001. She made her international debut in the first ODI at County Ground Derby in a bowler’s position.
In the same year, she also made her debut in the first test match at the Gabba in Brisbane. Lisa participated in a three-match Rose Bowl series against New Zealand in Perth. In 2006-07 she made 607 runs at a strike rate of 67.12 and scored 40+ runs in 9 of her 12 innings.
For the years 2007 and 2008, she was named the Australian International Woman Cricketers of the year. In 2009, Women’s World Cup, she became the leading wicket-taker with 13 wickets. After winning the 2013 Women’s Cricket World Cup, she announced her retirement from international cricket.
Boyfriends, Affairs, Husband and More
|Marital Status||Not known|
Here we are providing you the list of her favourite things.
|Favourite Cricketers||Michael Slater, Adam Gilchrist, Sachin Tendulkar|
Some Interesting Facts About Lisa Sthalekar
- Her biological parents left her at the doorstep of an orphanage in Pune, who supposedly did not wish to raise a girl.
- A couple from Michigan, USA visited the same orphanage to adopt a baby boy but ended up adopting Lisa.
- Lisa was named ‘Laila’ at the orphanage. After adopting, the couple relocated to Australia.
- Lisa’s stepfather believed that Cricket was no less than a ‘religion’ in India. Hence his father recommended her to take up cricket.
- Lisa practiced cricket in the backyard of their house along with her stepfather.
- She became the first woman board member of the Australian Cricketers Association.
- She is one of the founders of the Women’s International Cricket League.
- She required only two test matches to score her maiden century.
- She became a victim of depression when she lost her mother due to breast cancer.
- She has written her autobiography titled “Shaker: Run maker, wicket-taker”.
- She loves dogs.
- Her hobby is practicing meditation.
- Wayne Seabrook and Ross Collins is her mentor/coach.
- Her batting style is right-handed bat whereas her bowling style is right-arm off break.
- Her jersey number is #12.
- Lisa plays the role of an all-rounder for her team.