Nepalese cricketer Shakti Gauchan announces retirement

Nepalese cricketer Shakti Gauchan announces retirement

Sandeep Lamichhane, young leg-spinner from Nepal, took to Twitter and congratulated his senior pro Gauchan on a wonderful career.

Shakti Gauchan
Shakti Gauchan. (Photo by Martin Hunter-IDI/IDI via Getty Images)

Nepalese cricketer Shakti Gauchan had retired from all forms of cricket on December 15. The left-arm spinner played his last game in the Everest Premier League (EPL). He had already bid adieu to international cricket earlier this year and has now decided to quit from other forms of the sport as well.

The Rupandehi-born made his international debut for Nepal against Hong Kong in 2014. He played 9 T20Is and picked up 8 wickets at an economy of 5.6. The 34-year old played his solitary One-Day International against the Netherlands in August this year. He has played 7 matches for Pokhara Rhinos in the EPL this year and has earned three scalps to his name. His List-A career comprises 24 games wherein he has picked 18 wickets at a 3.85.

Gauchan receives lap of honor

After the completion of his last competitive match, Gauchan was given a lap of honor by his teammates. As quoted by the ICC, the left-arm spinner felt overwhelmed by the lovely gesture. The honor, according to his statement, is an upshot of his bona fide service to the game.”I think this guard of honour and love from the spectators is the result of my honest contribution to the country and loyalty to the game”.

The orthodox bowler further added that the aforementioned moment is something he would cherish for a lifetime. He said, “The emotions in the ground (while receiving the guard of honour and cheers from the crowd) was something which I cannot express in words. This moment is unforgettable for any player and it will etch in my memories for lifetime.”

Sandeep Lamichchane congratulates Gauchan

Sandeep Lamichhane, young leg-spinner from Nepal, took to Twitter and congratulated his senior pro Gauchan on a wonderful career. The Delhi Capitals player mentioned that the veteran was a true inspiration to him on the cricket field as well as off it. The 18-year old referred to him as ‘Shakti Dai’ out of reverence and thanked him for all the beautiful memories that the latter has left behind.