Pushkar Sharma’s valiant 144 helps Ruaraka ‘A’ secure a well-earned victory
Kenya’s promising southpaw, Pushkar Sharma slams an impressive century against SCLPS A in the NPCA Super50. Pushkar Sharma who is known for his free flowing strokes has also been the Mumbai U16 Captain during his early days.
Pushkar has had his struggle as he lost his father at the peak of his career and now he is working hard to make it at the top as a professional cricketer. After losing the toss, Raurka A was put to bat first by SCLPS A. They lost two early wickets and then came in Pushkar who glued a vital partnership with Kenneth Wiaswa.
Pushkar batted at one down and scored 144 runs from 139 deliveries. His innings saw 20 boundaries scattered in different directions of the circle. Pushkar & Kenneth jolted a 195 runs stand which helped Raurka A to get into a commanding position. While chasing a total of 341 in 50 overs, SCLPS A fell short to just 212. Purshotam Vekariya was the star with the ball as he bagged four wickets to his name. He conceeded 66 runs in his full quota.
This impressive knock of 144 of 139 balls from Pushkar Sharma saw him achieve the “man of the match” award in this encounter. After the innings Pushkar thanked his family and the support that he got from Indiafirst life Insurance.
In the post match ceremony, Pushkar shared with Cricketgraph, “When I went out to bat, our team was already in pressure because we lost 1 wicket in the very first ball of the match. So It was cenging to face that pressure and slowly and steadily I tried to smoothen things up and keep the scoreboard ticking. I tried my best and It’s my highest runs in ODI till now. In the end, I am thankful to my family for supporting me. And also to Indiafirst Life Insurance and BlackBird Sports Company for the enormous help they have provided to me.”