Sandeep Lamichhane is the first Nepali cricket player to get the contract from Indian Premier League. Delhi Daredevils picked Nepali sensation Sandeep for 20 lakhs. Recently, Sandeep Lamichhane IPL team Delhi Daredevils is going through the worst form in the IPL. Even not in the starting XI, Sandeep continues to impress the entire cricket world with his hard work in off field. After the match against Chennai Super King, the former Indian cricket skipper MS-Dhoni praised the Nepali young cricketer. He said that, “I wish I had Sandeep in my team.”
After the U19 world cup, Sandeep Lamichhane is in spotlight as a different cricketer. The former Aussies captain Michale Clark has also praised Sandeep by comparing him with the legendry spinner Shane Warne. Previously, he has been the part of the Carribean premier cricket and Hong Kong T20 Blitz but IPL is yet another platform which can raise the career of the Sandeep. Sandeep had also previously played the match under the captainship of Michale Clark, which definitely boosted the confidence in him. In spite of his good record and potential, he had not been able to get the opportunity to get the first experience of Indian Premier League (IPL).
The 17 years old Sandeep Lamichhane heroic performances recently helped Nepal to get the ODI status for four years. His performance throughout the competition was very impressive. He took 17 wickets in the ICC world cup qualifiers and helped to drive Nepal for the ODI status. The cricket association of Nepal is suspended by the ICC. In spite of the poor management and lack of the opportunity, Sandeep’s hard work has payed off.
Due to the unstable government of Nepal, there is no significant development in the infrastructure for the cricket game. Nepal doesn’t have an international standard cricket stadium. The continuous support of Nepali fans and the determination of the Nepali cricketers has certainly helped them achieve the ODI status. With this achievement, there are lots of questions arising for the future development of the Nepali cricket.
Sandeep Lamichhane has cemented his name as the rising star of cricket world. Sandeep will be the big inspiration for Nepali young hearts who are dreaming to be professional cricketer. There might be many Sandeeps in the different nooks and corners of Nepal. Nepal government should provide the opportunity to pursue their dream. Now-a-days the fever of cricket in Nepal is rising so this will be the perfect time to hit at the right spot for the improvement of Nepali cricket.
It is unpredictable whether Sandeep will play IPL through the playing XI or not but it has surely helped him to gain new experience in the world cricket scenario.