Sandeep Lamichchane, Nepal
Sandeep Lamicchane (Credits: BCCI)

Young cricket players are making an instant impact on the back of good performances in the modern era. Case in point, Sandeep Lamichhane is one of the youngsters who is hitting the headlines for all the right reasons. He may not be a big name in the cricketing world but he is giving absolutely everything for whichever franchise he has played so far in his career.

Nepal’s spin bowling sensation is gradually turning out to an absolute global star in the T20 franchise circuit. Lamichhane announced his arrival in the 2018 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) for the Delhi franchise. After making an impression in the world’s premier tournament, he has gone on to feature for other T20 leagues across the world.

Sandeep Lamichhane
Sandeep Lamichhane. Credits: Twitter

Playing one Test for Nepal will give me personal satisfaction: Sandeep Lamichhane

Sandeep Lamichhane who is thoroughly enjoying playing in T20 leagues globally has played Big Bash League (BBL), the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) and the Pakistan Super League(PSL). However, playing the longest format for Nepal at least for once would give him the satisfaction.

“I love playing franchise cricket but let me assure you that even if I could play hundreds of such games, it would never give me the personal satisfaction I would get from playing even one Test match for Nepal,” Pakistani journalist Saj Sadiq quoted him as saying in a recent tweet that the spin sensation retweeted.

Sandeep Lamichhane, BPL 2019
Sandeep Lamichhane (Photo by Ashley Allen – CPL T20/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, Pakistani fans used the quotes as a perfect opportunity to hit out at fast bowlers Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz. Amir called it quits from Test cricket earlier this year, while Wahab Riaz has taken a sabbatical from Test cricket.

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“Mohammed Amir take note,” one fan tweeted.

“Is He Saying This Keeping In Mind Mohammed Amir?” another asked.

“Someone really needs to see it. Sandeep wants to play a test match for his country and our national hero Amir and Wahab they want to play franchise cricket,” wrote another.

“Our so-called superstars must learn this from this young boy,” a user tweeted.

On the recent work front, Sandeep Lamichhane made his first-class appearance when Nepal played against Marylebone Cricket Club in November this year. Lamichhane unleashed his true colours again by picking up three wickets in the first innings even as his team lost the game. Sandeep Lamichhane will ply his trade for Delhi Capitals in the forthcoming season of the IPL, having been retained by the IPL franchise.