Indiafirst Life Insurance comes up with encouraging effort to fulfill one of their employee’s dream of Playing Cricket

Someone has rightly said that if there’s somebody after parents, then it has to be your guru. This has certainly proved to be true in the case of Pushkar Sharma, a resident of Delhi who played Club Cricket in Mumbai.

Starting his Cricketing innings with Mumbai’s School Cricket, Pushkar went on to lead the Mumbai U-16 Team. Noticing his talent, Mr. Ajish Abdul Rehman and Mr. Ramana Meesala of Indiafirst Life Insurance Company (that was trying to build a formidable Corporate Cricket Team) provided him the opportunity to work as a Phone Manager at their Organisation.

Pushkar Sharma
Pushkar Sharma

Around a year later, keeping in mind the talent of Pushkar, his childhood 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, Mr. R Shankar (IndiaFirst Life Insurance). The latter was very supportive, and thus presented the case before the Chief People Officer, Mr. Praveen Menon, who in turn was very considerate to allow him to carry on.

Pushkar Sharma
Pushkar Sharma

Doing justice to his talent and the expectations of his supporters, Pushkar slammed three half centuries in four matches. Impressed by his ability & talent, the Chairman if Ruarka Sports Club and CEO of the Hirani Telecommunication Limited, Mr. Mansukh Hirani offered him to stay in Africa and play for his Company and Club. What’s more, the contract also mentioned about the opportunity to represent Kenya National Team on the basis of merit and performances.

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

Pushkar Sharma today is working as a Project Manager at Hirani Telecommunication Limited in Nairobi. He stated in an interview with Cricketgraph that if every sportsman got support from their organization like he got from Indiafirst, they would definitely achieve highs in their careers. 

Pushkar sharma(left  side) or Mr Praveen menon-right  side(Chief people officer) at indiafirst life insurance
Pushkar Sharma (left side) & Mr Praveen Menon (right side) – Chief people officer at indiafirst life insurance

Pushkar also added the names of people who had always supported him that included Mr.Digambar sir (Coach) , Mr. Ajish Abdul Rehman (Head of Analytics at IndiaFirst), Mr. Ramana Meesala (Senior Manager), Mr. Llyoyd Monteiro (Head-Corporate HR), Mr. R Sankar (Head-BCU), Mr. Sachin Mahajan (Manager), Mr. Shalesh kumar pandey (Behavioral Trainer) to name a few.

Cricketgraph wishes Pushkar for a successful innings at Nairobi and we wish him all the luck to represent the Kenya National Team.

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