An unbeaten player from Nepal, Rohit Poudel has played a big role in cricket. Leaving behind Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar, Rohit has become the youngest batsman to make half-century in International cricket. Playing on behalf of Nepal, Rohit made this record during the second ODI in Dubai on Saturday against United Arab Emirates (UAE) at 16 years, 146 days. Before that, this record was in the name of Sachin Tendulkar who scored a half century in Tests against Pakistan at the age of 16 years, 213 days.
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With this innings Rohit (Rohit Paudel) has also become the youngest batsman to score a half century in ODIs. Rohit has made Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi record a passing case. Afridi achieved this feat at 16 years and 217 days.
According to the International Cricket Council (ICC), Rohit Paudel is considered to be the star of the future of Nepalese cricket. In the year 2016, he has achieved prominence in India’s talented young fast bowler Kamlesh Nagarkoti, who scored 24 runs on 5 ball 5 in the Under-19 ODI match. Rohit scored 55 runs in 58 balls, thanks to Nepal’s team’s success in defeating UAE by a huge margin of 145 runs in the second one-dayer. In addition to Rohit, another young Nepal cricketer Sandeep Lamichane also showed a brilliant game in this match. Leg-spinner Sandeep, who showed his talent in the IPL, grabbed four wickets for 24 runs in the match. The 18-year-old Sandeep’s bowling helped the UAE’s team to get 97 runs against Nepal. Earlier, batting first, Nepal had scored 242. By the way, Rohit was far away from the record of making the half-century in the youngest overall. The record of making the half-century at the youngest of international cricket is named after South Africa’s women’s cricketer, Jämäri Logtenberg. He had scored half-centuries at the age of 14 in both Test and ODI cricket.