Laila to Lisa: The Sthalekar story
It is often said that life ain't a fairy tale and is plagued by hardships that require a lot of grit, passion, determination, and dedication to overcome. On the contrary, some individuals have lives that come across as fairy tales more than real life. Australia cricketer Lisa Sthalekar's life is one of them. From being left at an orphanage to becoming one of the greatest Australian cricketer, Sthalekar's life looks straight out of a movie or a book that fascinates people. Is Aussie Meg Lanning the greatest skipper of all time: Photo Story
Born as Laila, Sthalekar was left at the steps of an orphanage in Pune, when she was just three weeks old. To Lisa's great fortune, she was immediately adopted by Dr. Haren and Sue Sthalekar who wanted to adopt a baby boy initially. Before migrating to Sydney, Lisa along with her parents live in US and Kenya. The former Australia player has always been very vocal about how blessed she has been and how her life has shaped after she unknowingly landed in the Pune-based Shreevatsa orphanage.