Paras Khadka announces retirement from International Cricket

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Paras Khadka announces retirement from International Cricket

On Tuesday morning, former national cricket team captain Paras Khadka announced his retirement from the international cricket team after playing for the national team for nearly 20 years.

Paras Khadka
Paras Khadka

The 34-year-old cricketer wrote on Twitter: “With the utmost clarity, respect and gratitude, I now decide to withdraw from international cricket competition.” wonderful journey, but my country’s cricket dream has just begun ”.

Khadka, the all-rounder, played an important role in promoting the Nepal team from the 5th division in 2010 to the OneDay International (ODI) national team in 2018 He played a role and led the golden generation of Nepalese cricket.

“Playing for Nepal is my greatest achievement. For this, I will always thank my coaches, players, fans, stakeholders, and family for their continued support over the last 18 years since I started at the age of 15 in 2002.” Khadka wrote that he played for the national team for the first time in the 2004 Intercontinental Cup against Malaysia.

The middle hitter also played at a moderate pace and has enjoyed a brilliant career since setting foot in cricket. Khadka represented the country at the U19 World Cup in 2004, 2006 and 2008, and was also a member of the senior team. He led the national team for ten years from 2009, then resigned in October 2019, and was replaced by Gyanendra Malla.

He is the first Nepalese cricketer to win the International Century 2020 (106 games) and ODI 100 (115 games) against the United Arab Emirates in the 2019 game against Singapore in the same year. The T20I century is also a world record because he became the first captain to chase a century in T20I.

“My biggest dream is to see Nepal have a better cricket system. I have devoted all my energy to this for the last 20 years, and improving it requires the same support from everyone in and outside the cricket world. I believe that with everyone’s honest efforts and intentions, we will be able to do this, “said Khadka.

Basic details about Paras Khadka

FullName: Paras Khadka

Age: 33 yrs (as of 2021)

Playing role: Allrounder

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