Cricket player Sita Rana Magar from Nepal does the famous ‘Pushpa’ celebration
The ‘Pushpa’ fever has now also hit women’s cricket. After Ravindra Jadeja and Obed McCoy did the now famous celebration in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, the FairBreak Invitational Tournament in Dubai has now seen an example of a player doing the ‘Pushpa’ celebration. A match between Tornadoes Women and Sapphires Women on May 5 shows Nepal’s Sita Rana Magar moving her hand under the chin, mimicking the style of Allu arjun in the super-hit film ‘Pushpa’, after she picked a wicket for the first.
“It’s gone so far on social media. Sita Rana Magar in Nepal with the most popular celebration at the moment,” the ICC captioned a video of the post.
Watch: Full Video of Sita Rana Magar .’s Pushpa Celebration
The FairBreak Invitational Tournament is an innovative women’s cricket tournament in which established stars and players from emerging countries kick off this week as the sport looks set to expand globally and move beyond reliance on the men’s game. The FairBreak Invitational, featuring England captain Heather Knight, West Indian skipper Stafanie Taylor and Pakistani Sana Mir, opened last Wednesday, accompanied by calls for better funding for the sport. Women’s cricket has become a marketing hit in recent years with international finals played in sold-out stadiums, including a record 86,000 plus at the Melbourne Cricket Ground for the T20 World Cup decider in March 2020.
Progress was halted by the pandemic, but the sport rebounded with a successful World Cup in New Zealand, Australia, beating Knight’s England in a sold-out Hagley Oval last month.
Knight, whose Barmy Army-sponsored FairBreak team includes players from Vanuatu and Rwanda, said it was time for women’s cricket to end its financial reliance on the men’s game.
“I think there are discrepancies and certain things in the women’s game,” she previously told reporters at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
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