It is said that you can take an Indian out of India, but you cannot take out India out an Indian. Lisa Sthalekar, who was adopted from an orphanage in Pune by American-Indians who later settled down in Australia, is an Australian all-rounder who played 114 One-Day Internationals, 51 T20 Internationals and eight Tests.

The first woman to score 1,000 runs and take 100 wickets in One-Day Internationals, Lisa’s fondness for her India roots is apparent when she tweeted on Saturday: “About to take part in this today….can’t wait. Mouth is watering already #getinmybelly” with the below image.


Lisa Sthalekar


Nilgiri’s classes in Sydney teaches a lot of Indian cuisine, but Lisa opted to learn the art of making dossas – or dosai, as South Indians pronounce – and other South Indian savoury snacks.

Given her track record, the cricketing all-rounder could add another feather to her crowded cap by mastering Indian cooking as well!