The Prides of Pune in Cricket World

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Cricket has been the most loved sport so far across the country. In the streets of Aundh or Hinjewadi you must have seen children playing cricket which surely justifies the love of the nation for the sport.

With this love in the heart and passion for cricket, Pune has raised and gifted cricket stars to the nation. Let us today take some time to know about the cricket stars who were born and brought up in Pune and served for the national or international cricket teams or matches.

1.  Kedar Jadhav

Kedar Jadhav was born on March 26, 1985 in Pune, Maharashtra and was passionate about cricket from his childhood when he played in the PYC Hindu Gymkhana. He is an attacking middle order batsman who got limelight after performing exceptionally well for Delhi Daredevils on his IPL debut.

He plays for Maharashtra and has also played for the Indian national cricket team. In 2019, he played for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.

2.  Ashutosh Agashe

Ashutosh was born in Pune in a Chitpavan brahmin family. He is now the former cricketer for India from Pune.

Ashutosh was a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium bowler. He graduated from the Brihan Maharashtra College of Commerce and negan as a director at Brima Finance in 1994.

In 2003 he was selected at the Maharashtra Cricket Association and he became a part of the Maharashtra Cricket Association committee represented by his father.

The Pune boy is a successful businessman and a former cricketer who in 2015 conceived Dnyaneshwar Agashe Trophy as the highest award of merit at the Poona Youth Club’s annual cricket tournament, the PYC Premier League in honor of his father.

3.  Shubhangi Kulkarni

Shubhangi Kulkarni was born in Pune in 1959 and was a right-handed batsman and leg-spinner bowler. She is a former Indian cricketer and one of the game’s most successful administrators.

Shubhangi received the Arjuna Award in 1985 which is India’s highest sporting honor. She has played 27 ODIs over 5 international tours. She captained India in three test matches as well as one ODI match against England.

4.  Maninder Singh

Maninder was born on 13 June 1965 in Pune in India and is a former Indian cricket player and a cricket commentator. Maninder’s career began with a match against Pakistan at Karachi in December 1982.

He took 88 wickets in his 35 test matches and seven wickets for 27 runs. The last cricket match of his career was against Zimbabwe in May 1993.

5.  Lisa Sthalekar

Lisa was born on 13 August 1979 in Pune and she is an Australian cricket commentator and former cricketer. She was a right handed all rounder who bowled off spin and was the first woman to score 1,000 runs and take 100 wickets in ODIs.

She made her debut in the Women’s National Cricket League late in 1997-98. She performed very well during 2006-07 when she scored 604 runs in 67.11, and passed 40 in 9 of her 12 innings.  In August 2020, she became a part of ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.

Pune has been a birthplace and supporter for the stars of cricket for the Indian cricket teams. The passion for cricket is running really into the veins of Pune. The love of Punekars for cricket has now also slowly taken a turn towards online betting on cricket matches. Gambling in India has its roots from very early times but the public gambling houses are prohibited in India.

Hence, people have started to bet online on cricket betting apps for entertainment purposes and to make some extra money.

But online betting should always be done responsibly and safely!