Friday, April 19

Paras Khadka adjudged Best Player of the Decade

By a Staff Reporter

Kathmandu – Former captain of Nepal’s national cricket team Paras Khadka has been adjudged the Best Player of the Decade during the Pulsar Sports Awards organized by Nepal Sports Journalists Forum on Tuesday.

NSJF decided to select the best players in men’s and women’s category as well as the best coach on the basis of the players’ achievement over the last decade as there were not much sporting events last year due to Covid-19.

Paras Khadka had led Nepal’s cricket team during a difficult period and achieved the biggest success in history when helped the team qualify for the ICC T20 World Cup in 2014. Nepal had displayed an inspired performance under his leadership in the T20 World Cup as Nepal defeated Hong Kong and Afghanistan but eventually lost to Bangladesh. Khadka’s performance as well as leadership were praiseworthy during the event. World Cup is considered as the highest level of championship not only in cricket but in the entire sports fraternity.

Nepal also achieved the ODI status in 2018 under the able leadership of Paras Khadka. He had performed exceptionally well as a captain and a player to help Nepal achieve the ODI and T20I status. He also became the first Nepali to hit a century in both the formats of the game.

Nepal had won its first ODI series 2-1 riding on a century of Paras Khadka.

He holds the record of being the first Nepali player to score a century in T20I which he achieved during Nepal’s match against Singapore in 2019.

The charismatic captain retired from cricket last year.

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