Pooja Vastrakar Chosen By Mumbai Indians For ₹1.9 Cr, Her Dad Wants Her To Invest It In FD

No matter how successful and responsible you become, you’re always going to be your parents’ kiddo and they’re always going to treat you that way no matter what.

Indian cricketer Pooja Vastrakar worked her way to the top from Bilaspur, Madhya Pradesh to become one of the acclaimed team players in the Indian Women’s Cricket Team.


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Pooja is currently in South Africa trying her best with India’s T20 World Cup squad to win the Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 title. The 23-year-old was also the chosen one who was recently picked up by the Mumbai Indians team for a whopping Rs 1.9 crore at the Women’s Premier League (WPL) auction.

Soon after, and before leaving for South Africa, Pooja gifted her dad a car worth Rs 15 lakh. But like a typical desi dad, her dad thinks that it was a ‘waste of money’ and that she should be putting all her money into savings and a ‘fixed deposit’.

The 72-year-old dad of the sports star, Bandhan Ram Vastrakar told The Indian Express, “Bahut paise waste karti hai. Mai chahta hun ki ye saare paise ka FD kar le (She wastes a lot of money. I want her to open a fixed deposit account with all the money)”.

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A retired BSNL employee, Bandhan Ram said that since the age of four, Pooja has been into cricket. “I never thought that she would go on to play for India one day. But she always knew it.”

The youngest among her seven siblings, Pooja owns a soft corner in her dad’s heart. “Whenever she asked for money for cricket, I would tease her by asking why she was wasting her time in cricket. She used to say, ‘aap dekhna, India khelungi (One day, I will play for India),” he shared.


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When people read that even a sporting sensation’s Indian dad thinks that she was wasting money by buying materialistic things, they took a sigh of relief as it’s the story of most of us.

Clearly, no matter how much money you make, your parents will always think you are wasting it and not saving enough. #StoryOfEveryIndianKid

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