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Pushkar Sharma : Complete Bio of Indian-origin Kenyan cricketer

Pushkar Sharma is an Indian-origin Kenyan cricketer. He moved to Kenya in his early 20s and played many cricket tournaments for Ruaraka Sports Club. He debuted in the Kenyan National team in November 2022.





Wiki/Biography


Pushkar Sharma was born on Thursday, 12 October 2000 (age 22 years; as of 2022) in the Jalgaon, Maharashtra India. His zodiac sign is Libra. He was 5 years old when he started learning cricket from his relatives and expressed his desire to become a cricketer, which his father supported. he moved to Mumbai and lived with his uncle Raj Kumar in Navynagar. He studied at Al-Barkaat Malik Muhammad Islam English School in Kurla, Mumbai, Maharashtra. Later, his family also moved to Diva, Thane, Mumbai and both lived in Mumbai. He completed his Bachelor of Commerce from the Maharaja Agrasen Himalayan Garhwal University in Pauri Garhwal district, Uttarakhand, India.




A childhood picture of Pushkar Sharma


Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 10″

Weight (approx.): 75 kg

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black

Body Measurements (approx.): Chest 42″, Waist 34″, Biceps 14





Family

Parents & Siblings

His father’s name is Shiv Kumar Sharma, and his mother’s name is Sushma Sharma. His father was a carpenter, who passed away on 2 January 2017, and his mother is a homemaker. He has two sisters named Nidhi and Jyoti.




Pushkar Sharma‘s father Shiv Kumar Sharma


Wife & Children

He is unmarried


Relationships

He is single.






Religion

He follows Hinduism.


Caste

He belongs to the Brahmin caste.





Pushkar Sharma’s sister Jyoti Sharma, his mother Sushma Sharma, Pushkar Sharma and his sister Nidhi Sharma (Left to Right)


Career


He scored 261 runs in a match against B A K Swadhyaya Bhawan (Matunga) in the Giles Shield Elite Division Trophy in 2012. This performance earned him a place in the Mumbai Under-14 team’s training camp and later, he was appointed as the captain of the Mumbai Under-16 team. He played for Bohra Cricket Club from 2012 to 2016. From 2016 to 2017, he played for the Shivaji Park Gymkhana team. In 2016, his father was diagnosed with cancer, due to which Pushkar could not play for 6 months. His father passed away on 2 January 2017 and after this, Pushkar took a break from cricket and almost quit the game. After his mother advised him to keep playing cricket, he started to find teams where he can play and earn as well. He played for Juhu Club from 2017 to 2018, and in October 2018, he joined the IndiaFirst Life Insurance Company as a phone manager. He also played corporate cricket for their team and won many matches for them. He emerged as one of the best players.


Update

In the Dafabet Africa Cricket Premier League (ACPL Kenya T20) held in 2022, he scored 228 runs at a strike rate of 115 and took 5 wickets at an economy of under 7, helping his team Nakuru Leopards win the trophy.


Kenya Team



Pushkar Sharma after winning the Dafabet African Premier League (ACPL)

He debuted for Kenya in T20I on 17 November 2022 in the match against St Helena at the Gahanga International Cricket Stadium, Kigali, Rwanda in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Sub Regional Africa “A” Qualifier tournament.





Awards

  • Best Batsman of the tournament for Mumbai Under-14 at the State Level in the 2013-2014 season

  • Best Batsman of the tournament for Mumbai Under-17 at the State Level in the 2014-2015 season

  • Best Batsman of the tournament for Ghost Trophy organized by Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) in 2016

  • Batsman of the year for IndiaFirst Life Insurance in the 2018-2019 season

  • Best Batsman of the tournament in the Blue Storm F15 Trophy in the 2019 edition


Car Collection

He owns a Landcruiser and a Mercedes.


Facts/Trivia


Indian cricketer Prithvi Shaw played under Pushkar’s captaincy in the Mumbai Under-16 team.


In September 2020, he became the brand ambassador of the IndiaFirst Life Insurance Company for 5 years.


As of December 2022, he is the brand ambassador of Optex Opticians Ltd


He plays for the Mahadev Strikers team in the Swaminarayan Pro Twenty League.


He likes to play the Guitar.


He has multiple tattoos.


He likes to do photography.


His nicknames are Pushky and Kanha


He is a follower of Shri Ramlal Maharaj Gugurji of Etmatpur, Agra.


Pushkar Sharma considers Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir as his inspiration.



He opened a garments shop named Pushkar Garments in Greater Noida in April 2021.