Titas Sadhu: From Substitute Net Bowler to Cricket Sensation

Titas Sadhu

Titas Sadhu's entry into the world of cricket was a happy accident. On a day when she was scoring for her ancestral cricket club, Rajendra Smriti Sangha, near Mohsin College in Chinsurah, Kolkata, she fell in love with the sport. Her impressive performance of 4-0-6-2 helped India lift the Under-19 Women's T20 World Cup trophy.

Following in the footsteps of her father, who was a state-level athlete, Titas started her sports journey as a sprinter before switching to swimming and then table tennis. Her natural talent for numbers, as demonstrated by her 93% marks in Madhyamik exams, has made her an asset to the cricket team.

Titas Sadhu's journey from an accidental discovery of cricket to a pace sensation is a testament to her versatility and passion for sports. Her impressive performance and love for the sport make her a valuable player and an inspiration to many.

One morning, when Titas was called upon as a substitute net bowler for her club, she never looked back. She dropped out of school to pursue her passion for the sport.

Shib Shankar Paul, the Bengal team's bowling coach, recalls the day Titas's childhood coach, Priyankar Mukherjee, introduced her to him. Paul was in charge of the senior women's team in 2016-17. He was impressed by Titas's talent and says, "Priyankar Mukherjee insisted that I look at the promising player, and she indeed was. She is well-built and 5-feet-8-inches tall, so she can bowl at a good pace. But what impressed me most was the swing and bounce she could generate."

Titas's skill with the ball was showcased at the Senwes Park in Potchefstroom when she bowled a delivery that came back in sharply and rattled Seren Smale's middle stump.

Titas Sadhu's journey from a substitute net bowler to a cricket sensation is a testament to her talent and dedication to the sport. She continues to impress with her impressive bowling and is a valuable player to the team.