May 10, 2012

Australian cricket

Lisa Sthalekar releases autobiography

Carlyle Laurie

Australia fast bowler Lisa Sthalekar, who has played 168 matches for her country, has released her autobiography entitled 'Shaker: Run Maker, Wicket Taker'. Sthalekar, who is on tour with the Southern Stars in India, told the Australian Cricketers’ Association website, that she chose India to release the book as it was her birthplace.

“The motivation behind it was to educate people on my background, women's cricket and the sacrifices female athletes make,” Sthalekar said. “I launched the book in India because I had completed it and the Southern Stars were about to tour there. Also, it was my birthplace and a country that I love to visit.”

“Having lost family members, I know how easy it is to lose memories and stories. Hopefully my book can be passed down not only in my family but the next generation of female cricketers. There isn't the footage or story telling of the games that I have played unlike the men,” she said.

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