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Pushkar Sharma Cricketer – Biography, early life, Sponsorships, Kenya, family, personal life (Wikipedia)

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Early Life

Pushkar Sharma was born on 12 October 2000 in a Brahman Hindu family. His lt father, “Shiv Kumar Sharma”, and his mother, “Sushma Sharma”, are well known to support the interest of his child. He has two elder sisters “Jyoti & Nidhi”. Pushkar was raised in Hathras and according to his family, his passion for cricket grew when he was just five years old. Pushkar wanted to play cricket and come on Tv. When his father questioned his desire of becoming a successful cricketer, he replied that he wants to play cricket and come on TV like these international players.

(Pushkar Sharma, during practice session)

Career

Slowly and steadily Pushkar started his cricketing journey and was making a name for himself. Pushkar was gaining more fame in the local tournaments in Hathras. His caliber was spotted by various locals who believed that Pushkar would grow up to become a successful cricketer.

Pushkar Sharma Biography, Age, Height & Family

Real Name – Pushkar Sharma

Nick Name – Pushky

Profession –  Cricketer

Birth Date – 12-Oct-2000

Nationality – Indian

Hair Colour – Black

Eye Colour – Black

Height – 5″10″

Weight – 70 kgs (approx.)

School- Albarkaat Malik English School

Father- Lt. Shiv Kumar Sharma

Mother- Sushma Sharma

Siblings- Jyoti Sharma & Nidhi Sharma

Nickname- Pushky

Batting – Left-handed

Bowling- Left-hand medium pace

Role- Opener batsman

Mid-career

Pushkar’s career got boosted when he joined the Mumbai U-16 team as the captain of the side starred by names like Prithvi Shaw, Bhupen Lalwani. This was in the 2014-2015 season. He scored a flamboyant fifty against Gujarat and followed up with 3 back-to-back fifties in the Under-19 Naren Tamhane Tournament where he scored a blazing 67 runs off 36 balls with 8 boundaries and 4 sixes. Pushkar continued his good scoring- 69 runs off 89 balls with 7 Boundaries against Ordinance factory Ambernath. His 3rd consecutive fifty came in the crunch situation in the semifinal where Pushkar, scoring a sublime 61 runs in 70 balls.

Pushkar Sharma has also represented different cricket clubs of Mumbai and captained the same on many teams. The list comprises Shivaji Park Youngsters (B division), Juhu Gymkhana (B division), and Bohra Cricketers (D division). He also played different knocks club-level Tournaments comprising the popular Dr. HD Kanga league. He has scored 116* runs against John bright Cricket Club of Mumbai in Kanga league season 2018. However, the Kanga league tournament is known to be unfavorable for batsmen, but still, he succeeded to play different good knocks and gritty innings, comprising a century and half-century at different divisions. In the Cricket tour, he has shared the dressing room with players like Arjun Tendulkar (S/O Sachin Tendulkar), Prithvi Shaw (Team India, Delhi Capitals), Yashasvi Jaiswal (India’s U-19, Rajasthan Royals), Agni Chopra, and more Ranji, National and Domestic level Cricketers.

When everything was going steady in his life, he lost his father due to malicious cancer. This disheartened him and came in as a shocker to his family. He carried the bulk of family responsibilities on his shoulders and tried to make a living. After motivations from his family and coaches, he somehow managed to sustain cricket in his life.

(A still photo from a match, Pushkar Sharma on strike)

Journey of Kenya

Pushkar’s coach Digambar sir shared with him an opportunity to play in one of the famous cricket Leagues of Africa, for which he had to be away from the company for a month. But it was almost impossible to take a month’s leave for Pushkar.

Then he decided to speak with his Head of the Department, R Shankar. The latter was very supportive and thus presented the scenario before the (Chief People Officer) Praveen Menon, who in turn was very considerate to allow to carry on. This was nothing but justice to his talent and the expectations of his supporters. Following this, Pushkar slammed three half-centuries in four matches, and jmpressed by his ability & talent, the Chairman of Ruaraka Sports Club and CEO of the Hirani Telecommunications Limited, Mansukh Hirani offered him to stay in Africa and play for his Company and Club. What’s more, the contract also mentioned the opportunity to represent Kenya International Team.

After coming back to India, Pushkar put forward this opportunity in front of his respected seniors at IndiaFirst and his Family for their guidance. Looking at bright prospects for one of its employees, the organization and Pushkar’s family happily released him.

Currently, Pushkar Sharma is working as the Marketing Manager at Hirani Telecommunications Limited in Kenya. He acknowledges India first for where he is now. He wishes to be a part of the IPL franchises and play Test cricket for Kenya or India. It’s indeed a tough route for Pushky but he is someone who is not going to be bog down by any workload or peer.

(Pushkar Sharma holding Pintola Peanut butter) Sponsored

Sponsorships

Pushkar got interviewed on various social media platforms and a few of his videos went viral. One of his journeys shared on the platform YouTube channel, ‘Cricket Reborn’ got as many as 3.5k impressions.
Seeing all of these, Amit Saini, proprietor of Meerut-based Black Bird Sports Company, dispatched an e-mail to Pushkar and contacted him. Amit Saini stated that he’s impressed along with his efficiency and all of the cricket objects will likely be given to him by BlackBird Sports.

Pintola Peanut, a leading food tech company soon approached him for endorsement and this was Pushkar’s next assignment. Not only this, but he also got offers of endorsement for Fasten Up another gym and fitness-based company.  This is just the start of a fine journey for Pushkar and he shall be growing leaps and bounds from here on.

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