Meet Lisa Sthalekar's Parents, Haren and Sue Sthalekar
Lisa is an Australian national of Indian origin. She was born in Pune, India, where her biological parents couldn't continue raising her because of their financial issues, so she was placed in Shreevatsa, an orphanage in the city. Her journey from being a girl born in India and later being an Australian cricketing legend is fascinating.
Her parents, Haren and Sue Sthalekar had a deep relationship with India as her adoptive father was born in Bombay, India, and had been deciding in Michigan, USA, for quite a while. They learned about the city's orphanage and were there with their elder daughter to adopt a boy to complete their family of four.
They were searching for a baby boy but could not find one, so they were saddened to return to The USA empty-handed. However, they were suggested to look at a newborn baby girl, and the couple immediately found her attractive and decided to adopt her.
Three weeks after her birth, Sthalekar's family returned Lisa to the United States. Before living in Sydney, the family initially traveled to Kenya to support Haren's work as a Christian missionary. Thus, they fulfilled all legal requirements and changed Laila's name to Lisa.
Lisa's father introduced her to cricket in their backyard when she was little. She proved to be a natural at it. Her father, Haren, loved cricket because it is the most popular sport in India, and he decided to mold his daughter so that she could become a well-known cricketer worldwide.
Additionally, it was one of the most popular sports in Australia, and she had no trouble fitting in. Lisa transformed her passion into a successful profession that is rife with achievements. She became the first woman to take 100 wickets and score 1,000 runs in one-day internationals. She is also a capable offspinner. Lisa was a member of four World Cup-winning squads at the 2005 ODI World Cup, 2013, ODI World Cup, 2010, and 2012 T20 World Cup.