The 7-year-old who has professional cricketers like Michael Atherton praising her technique


Written by Dipankar Lahiri
| New Delhi |

Updated: April 23, 2020 4:46:09 pm

Pari Sharma trains in Rohtak’s Roop Nagar (Special Arrangement)

“When I grow up I want to be like Pari Sharma,” mentioned West Indies cricketer Shai Hope. England’s Michael Atherton referred to as her “exceptional”, whereas Michael Vaughan mentioned her motion on the crease is “as good as it gets”. When one fan urged that Pari must be ‘discovered’, Indian ladies’s group cricketer Shikha Pandey mentioned she may use some classes from the seven-year-old.

So why is Pari getting a lot praise from professional cricketers? Some of it’s right down to the steadiness of her head when enjoying strokes, her shot choice and her wrist-work. The seven-year-old was fairly clear when requested about her plans.

“My dream is to crack all world records in women’s cricket and to establish a new level in the women’s game,” Pari informed

Pari, who lives in Haryana’s Rohtak, is coached by her father Pardeep Sharma, a former cricketer whose teammates on the college degree included former Indian cricketers Ajay Ratra and Joginder Sharma.

“Pari has not played any big matches yet, but it is good people are talking about her technique,” he mentioned.

“I have been training Pari at home since she was four years old. It was my dream to make it big as a cricketer, now I hope my daughter fulfils my unrealised dream. These days, she plays with 14 to 15-year-old boys in training at local cricket academies,” he mentioned.

Pari Sharma now performs with boys double her age, her father mentioned. (Special Arrangement)

Pardeep mentioned he had been importing movies of her batting for a very long time. But one specific video drew consideration from throughout the globe earlier this week after a cricket web site requested him for permission to make use of it.

Speaking about Shafali Verma, the 17-year-old opener within the Indian group who additionally hails from Rohtak, Pardeep mentioned, “She has good aggression and the right approach, but she needs to work on her technique a lot more.”

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“Pari is still only seven-and-a-half-years-old and has a long way to go. I am her coach but Vidya Paradkar (a coach from Mumbai who has worked with the likes of Ajinkya Rahane and Zaheer Khan) also guides and motivates her,” he mentioned.

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