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Titas Sadhu, India Women’s newest pace sensation on the block

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India Women’s team’s latest pace sensation, Titas Sadhu is in a purple patch in her young career as a cricketer.

Recently, she helped the women’s team win their first-ever Asian Games Gold medal after defending their small target against Sri Lanka women.

Hailing from West Bengal, Sadhu was also the most prolific performer in the U19 Women’s T20 World Cup.

In the final at South Africa, she took two wickets and gave only six runs and ensured that her side got their maiden trophy.

She was also awarded the Player of the Match in that very game and her overall wickets tally in the tournament was six.

In the final of the Asian Games, Sadhu made her debut for India against Sri Lanka and she took three wickets and conceded only six runs.

A look at Titas’ cricketing journey so far

Sadhu started her cricketing career started at a very young age. Five years ago, no one in their right mind would have thought that she would join the women’s cricket team.

She scored 93% in her school leaving exams. Apparently, she is a skilled sprinter and a good swimmer as well.

But, she still decided to pursue cricket as she considers it her passion and not her other skills.

Meanwhile, her father, Ranadeep Sadhu, who himself is a former athlete, now runs a cricket academy in Hoogly.

Additionally, he has also been quite an inspirational figure for his daughter’s cricketing success.

Titas’ first introduction to cricket was when she used to assist her father in scorekeeping at their ancestral cricket club.

One day, her father asked her to bowl and he spotted her talent right there and then.

Even after rejection at first, Titas didn’t give up

When she was 13, Titas signed up to be a part of the State Trials but was rejected.

However, this didn’t deter her from following her passion and she practiced day in and day out to better herself.

Eventually, the selectors caught a glimpse of her and offered her a spot in the Senior Bengal team at just 16 years.

After that incident, she has never turned back. Her bowling is getting noticed and gathering praise from all corners.

Additionally, she is also a valuable asset for the women’s team with the bat in hand.

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