At merely 20 plus age, one Indian talent pops up in the cricket world, who has been stealing the attention of viewers, analysts, and cricketers by his performances, namely Pushkar Sharma. This young left-hander is well known for his consistent performance as an opener and rightly honoured with the captaincy for his current team, Ruaraka Sports Club, Kenya.
A true Captain
The promising young star has already stunned cricket analysts and blew the minds of cricket lovers with his brilliant performances. Earlier this year, the left-hander scored a brilliant 167 run to register a win against Ngara Cricket Club. This brilliance was followed by a valiant 144 run inning against SCLPS A in a game of NPCA super 50, which also helped the Ruaraka team to register a win.
The southpaw continues to dominate the Kenya cricket circuit with his excellent batting, Pushkar’s 18 centuries and 1 double ton so far denote that very well. The Mumbai-lad has been impressing by his consistency in the profession, as he recently scored 577 runs in just 8 games for Ruaraka Sports club at a batting average of 96.17. contextually, Pushkar scored a brilliant 135 (not out) against Swamibapa Sports Club on 19th September 2021. The Indian-born scored the century at a strike rate of 97.83. However, the inning was special for the young star, as wickets were falling from opposite ends in a regular interval.
Pushkar added after this match that the century proves to be a very satisfying and probably the best performance from his bat, as the unbeaten 135 not only helped Ruaraka to secure a comfortable win against Swamibapa but also the Mumbai-lad had an emotional point with this as well. Pushkar revealed after the match that he dedicates his century to his mother his mother is sick, and his sister informed him that their mother was admitted to hospital on Saturday due to typhoid.
Pushkar's 135 runs proved that the young star denies breaking down even in high-pressure matches. His mental strength is ready to digest even the critical situations of international cricket. The India-origin scored his 3rd century of the season in a completely dominating fashion. Statistics show that, as Pushkar reached the century with 17 fours and 1 six. The strike rate of this inning was 97.83 as he finished the inning with 135 runs from 138 balls.
The batting effort becomes more special, as Pushkar never ran for his achievements. He played his own attacking game as a professional team player. His 108 runs partnership for the fourth wicket defines that to the cricket world. Pushkar contributed to this match by his bowling, as he finished his 10 over slot with 1 wicket with an economy of 5.8.
Great learner of the game
Furthermore, the 135-run inning from Pushkar also evaluates his understanding of the game and great learning attitude. The southpaw even added in his after-match interview that, in previous matches, his team has been defeated by opponent teams despite his centuries. This generates criticism for the captain. However, Pushkar denied reacting to that criticism, rather he learned from his previous failures, and his confidence and dedication towards the game pay off.
The consistency and aggression from the southpaw already attract the attention of cricket lovers from across the world. Besides the batting brilliance, mature captaincy, and ability to leading from the front leaves a strong impact on the cricket analysts. The statistics show that the future of this Mumbai-lad is bright. The young star proves to be a great team player for IPL franchises soon.