Lisa Sthalekar credits 'Indian wrists' and 'Australian upbringing' for successful cricket career
Sydney, Aug 19 (ANI): Cricketer Lisa Sthalekar has given credit to her "Indian wrists" and Australian upbringing for her successful career in the sport.
"'My game revolves around what I have grown up with. The influences of my coaches and the proud history and heritage of cricket in Australia. The difference is that I bat like an Indian," the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Sthalekar, as saying.
The 33-year-old all-rounder has been a fixture in the Australian team for more than a decade and has played 188 matches for her country across three forms of cricket, with a Test batting average of 32 and bowling average of 21, the paper said.
""Basically, just my father being Indian, cricket runs through his blood, and I seemed to show a bit of promise in the backyard," she said.
"Unlike my sister, I didn't want to read or sit in front of the TV. I was an outdoors person. So, from the age of five or six, he was throwing balls at me in the backyard, and that's how I got interested in it," she added.
Sthalekar was the first female cricketer in the world to score 1000 runs and take 100 wickets in ODIs, the paper added. (ANI)
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