7-year-old girl catches eye of world-famous cricket pros
This 7-year-old girl is cricket’s new sensation.
Pari Sharma, from Haryana, India, has caught the attention of world-famous cricketers. The athletes got privy to the budding player when ESPN’s Cricinfo account tweeted a short clip of Pari’s training session.
ESPN complimented her timing, footwork and shots.
7-year-old Pari Sharma is full of talent! pic.twitter.com/tTy6QDt24l
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) April 21, 2020
Sharma is intensely focused during the training session. Despite her small physique she barely misses a shot. The young star may credit her coach and father Pardeep Sharma, a former cricketer himself, for contributing to her success.
“Pari has not played any big matches yet, but it is good people are talking about her technique,” her dad told Indian Express.
People are talking indeed. The video of Sharma’s training session received 729,000 views and was pro-athlete-approved. Cricketers Michael Vaughan, Mike Atherton, Shai Hope and Alexandra Hartley praised the young girl’s skills.
Have a look at this video .. Pari Sharma .. 7 yrs old .. Her movements are as good as it gets 👍👍👏🏻 pic.twitter.com/yeVGd9svKb
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) April 22, 2020
Does Pari Sharma do 1-1s??
Asking for a mate. https://t.co/qaD8l8LPn2
— Alexandra Hartley (@AlexHartley93) April 22, 2020
When I grow up I want to be like Pari Sharma! 👏🏽👏🏽 https://t.co/7JLFQNc4tR
— Shai Hope (@shaidhope) April 21, 2020
— Mike atherton (@Athersmike) April 22, 2020
Although Sharma’s father was unable to go pro, he hopes his daughter will go farther than he did. At university, he competed alongside notable players like Ajay Ratra and Joginder Sharma, according to Indian Express.
Today, the doting coach trains his daughter with 14 to 15-year-old boys at local academies in the area. Sharma has played cricket since she was 4 years old and already has some lofty goals.
“My dream is to crack all world records in women’s cricket and to establish a new level in the women’s game,” Pari told Indian Express.
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