3 Things About Nepali Cricket Which People Didn’t Know

Cricket is the most popular game after football in Nepal.Empty TU International Cricket Stadium during any international or domestic tournament of Nepal is almost impossible.Most of the fans are well known about the facts and stats about Nepal cricket.

However, there are lots of hidden story in Nepali cricket which you may be unknown about it till now.

Here we look at the 3 things about Nepali Cricket which you don’t know:

1. The first-ever half centurion of Nepal cricket

Pawan Agarwal is the player to make the first half-century for Nepal cricket. Agarwal played an inning of 80 runs against Brunei in ACC Trophy 1979.


Pawan Agarwal
Pawan Agarwal: Former captain of Nepal cricket

2. First international tournament of Nepal

Nepal National Cricket Team played its first international tournament in 1996 as ACC Trophy in Malaysia.Total 12 nation participated in that tournament with Nepal being placed in group A. In group A along with Nepal, Bangladesh, Brunei, Fiji, Hong Kong and Japan were participating.

Nepal cricket team in ACC Trophy 1996
Nepal cricket team in ACC Trophy 1996.

3. Shakti Gauchan in IPL

You might be totally unknown about the IPL experience of legendary spinner Shakti Gauchan.

Shakti was called by Rajasthan Royals for a trail in 2012.He spend almost one week in nets of Rajasthan Royals but couldn’t make it to the squad.

Shakti Gauchan and Rahul Dravid
Shakti Gauchan and Rahul Dravid during net session of Rajasthan Royals.

Also read : Rise of Sandeep Lamichhane.




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