Pooja Vastrakar

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Name Hindi: पूजा वस्त्राकर / Gender Woman

About Pooja Vastrakar

Pooja Vastrakar is an accomplished and celebrated Indian cricket player, who has had a huge impact on the contemporary women’s cricket scene in India. Born on 25th September 1999, she ascended to professional status at an early age.

Early Life & Career Beginnings

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Vastrakar was born in Shahdol, Madhya Pradesh, where her interest for cricket took root. She started playing cricket at a young age due to encouragement from her brother. After showing immense talent during local matches, she was selected for grooming under India’s sports quota system for talented athletes in unusual or hard-pressed circumstances.

Career Achievements

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  • In February 2018, Vastrakar was named in India Women’s squad of T20I series versus South Africa Women.
  • Later that month, she scored 51 against Australia Woman making herself known as the first Indian woman to score a half-century batting at number nine or lower in WODIs match format.
  • In December 2018, Pooja was among seven new players awarded Grade C contracts by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
  • Vastrakar played vital roles in victories over significant adversaries like Saouth Africa and Australia.

Style of Play & Specialization

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Primarily a bowling all-rounder, Vastrakar has been particularly revered for her right-arm medium-fast deliveries. Over time, she developed panache for both aggressive batting and lethal pace-bowling – becoming one of India’s most formidable all-rounders in women’s cricket today.

Persistence Through Adversity

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Vastrakar suffered major injuries including an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury, which could have potentially ended her career. However, the cricket player showed great fortitude in undergoing surgery and intensive rehabilitation to successfully re-emerge on the field with full gusto.

More Than Just Cricket

In addition to her impressive performance in cricket, Pooja Vastrakar is also known for her motivational resilience in dealing with personal tragedy. After losing both of her parents early in life, she used sports as a way to find solace – turning adversity into strength through relentless dedication towards her sport. Her triumphant rise from humble beginnings makes her story inspiring well beyond professional boundaries.

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