Pooja Vastrakar, the Power Girl of Indian women’s Cricket 2022.

Pooja Vastrakar
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Pooja Vastrakar. There was a girl who grew up playing cricket with boys in Shahdol district, 490 km from Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh. Local coach Ashutosh Srivastava noticed the ‘little girl’ flying high bowlers for sixes in a row. A 10-year-old girl named Pooja Vastrakar was identified as the pinch hitter. He added Pooja to his academy and trained with the boys. That Pooja stands today on the Indian women’s cricket team.

The life of the 22-year-old Player of the Match, who scored 67 off 59 balls against Pakistan in the ODI World Cup yesterday, is a textbook for those who stumble in the face of challenges. Pooja Vastrakar cricket journey has overcome the crisis caused by her mother’s separation and the pain of her injuries.

Pooja’s mother died of cancer when she joined the academy at the age of 10. BSNL employee father Bandhan Ram Vastrakar with his 7 children including Pooja Vastrakar. Undaunted by her mother’s separation, Pooja returned to the academy. At the age of 13, she was selected in the Madhya Pradesh Under-19 team. But, the injury turned into a villain. In 2016, the game was stopped due to back pain. The following year, she developed leg cramps. She was injured again in 2017 while making his way to the Indian team. Knee surgery was required.

But after months of rest, she returned to the Pooja Maidan. Slowly fitness recovered. To the Indian team through the 2018 Challenger Trophy. Despite being named in the Indian squad for the 2018 Twenty20 World Cup, injury has once again hampered them. Out of the tournament due to injury during the warm-up match. She fought tirelessly and was later named in the 2020 Twenty20 team. Now in the ODI World Cup squad.

Pooja Vastrakar.the Power Girl of Indian women’s Cricket.

So far she has scored 257 runs and taken 6 wickets in 14 ODIs. She scored 389 runs and took 19 wickets in 24 T20s. Pooja is the second-highest individual scorer in the 8th and 9th batting positions in women’s ODIs.

Pooja Vastrakar is a woman who has achieved success in women’s cricket with her hard work and determination. Despite facing many crises in her career and personal life, she managed to overcome them all and shine on the field. Pooja is the fortune of the Indian women’s team.

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