Sandeep Lamichhane: 22-year-old Sandeep Lamichhane, who was arrested six months ago and went to jail, was banned by the Nepal Cricket Association. This ban was lifted in February itself and he returned to the team, but there was a lot of ruckus then.
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New Delhi: Former captain became the reason for turmoil in Nepal cricket for the last 6 months Sandeep Lamichhane A very special achievement has been registered in his name. Nepal’s veteran leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane has become the bowler to take 100 wickets in the fewest matches in ODI cricket. The 22-year-old spinner achieved this feat in a match against Oman and broke the record of Asia’s legendary leg-spinner Rashid Khan.
Nepal clashed with Oman in the ACC Men’s Premier Cup being played to make a place in this year’s Asia Cup. This match was being played in Kirtipur, Nepal. Batting first in this match, the host team scored a strong score of 310 runs. After this, while defending the score, Lamichhane set this record.
— CAN (@CricketNep) April 21, 2023
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Lamichhane made a record by one wicket
Oman lost their first wicket in the fifth over when opener Jatinder Singh was dismissed. After this, in the 13th over, Sandeep Lamichhane appealed for LBW against number three batsman Adeel Shafiq. Lamichhane started celebrating even before the umpire raised his finger. He not only gave success to the team, but also achieved his 100th wicket in ODI cricket.
Lamichhane completed his century in just the 42nd match and thus set a new record for the fastest 100 wickets. He left behind Afghanistan legend Rashid Khan, who made the record in 44 matches.
Sandeep Lamichhane creates history, becomes the fastest bowler to 100 ODI wickets. He achieves this landmark in 42 matches, two matches quicker than Rashid Khan.
– Farid Khan (@_FaridKhan) April 21, 2023
Arrest, jail and uproar
The last few months have been full of ups and downs for Sandeep Lamichhane. In October, Lamichhane was arrested in Kathmandu on charges of raping a minor girl. Then Nepal Cricket suspended him along with removing him from the captaincy.
Lamichhane was later released on bail and then on 1 February, Nepal Cricket canceled the suspension as well. After this, there was a return to his team, on which there was a lot of ruckus. Since then, however, he has been playing continuously for the team.
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