Nepal February 24, 2010

Sharad’s century was the making of today - Khadka

Paras Khadka
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Paras Khadka

It was good to be back where belonged today at the ground we always train at TU. We knew that today’s match was important and now Friday’s is going to be even more important to win as the top three in the table are so close.

I am confident in the boys and the way we’ve been playing that we can defeat the USA and continue on the path that we’ve been travelling on during this tournament. I think Fiji were an okay but Sharad’s century was the making of today.

Sharad’s one of our main batsmen so having him in fine form is important for us and to have score his maiden senior century today was brilliant and I am proud of him as captain.

I know I keep talking about the crowd but today it was huge but it’s such a great motivation for us to have them there and chanting our names and giving us such great support and I hope they will continue to do so all the way through to the final day.

We’ve got a rest day tomorrow and I think we’ll have a relaxed day, maybe watch a movie – we’re definitely not going swimming this time, it is way too cold and I think we might all catch pneumonia!

Friday’s going to be a big game – I don’t feel we need a specific game plan, our spirit and determination is pushing us to succeed and I hope we can continue to make our fans and Nepal proud.

Sahil Dutta is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • Aniruddha on February 14, 2011, 8:58 GMT

    It is so heartening to see countries like Nepal, USA, Denmark, Italy, Germany, Argentina, Afganistan, Kuwait, Oman, Tanzania, Papua New Guinea, Hong Kong and others playing mainstream cricket (A dream come true for me). ICC should bring in top rated teams to play tournaments featuring these countries which will give them the much needed identification in the cricketing world and much needed confidence. A perfect icing on the cake would be to arrange the T20 World Cup with all these associate teams along with the mainstream teams (approx 30-32 teams for about 2 months). As part of their business expansion(which in a way is correct and appreciated), ICC should include big giants like China, USA and Russia. I am sure, cricket will get immense popularity and may be close or even higher in popularity than soccer in another 1-2 decades if the collaboration with all associate teams are maintained and strengthened.

  • yukesh bhattarai on February 26, 2010, 2:49 GMT

    gud luck guys for today's match....make us proud as you always do...

  • suman on February 25, 2010, 21:20 GMT

    Good going Guys, Hats off to ya'll. Keep up doing great work. All the best!

  • Rakesh Karn on February 25, 2010, 17:03 GMT

    Hey Paras,

    I can't be proud enough for youg guys. I have been following this tournament live from Dallas. Its been great to see you guyz perform so well in Nepal. You have been great as a captain and i would just like to thank you for your leadership. Sharad was amazing the other day, couldn't come on a better day as Sachin Tendulkar himself score a Double Century...!! Moreover, you guyz have definitely proved that Nepal can reach that goal with their talent and dedication. We have got one more to go and then to finals...!!! I know the crowd support will be there..and i will be cheering from here...!! I am 101% sure...we are going to Italy...!!! Good Luck to you and to the whole Team.....You guyz make us proud...!!!

  • manish on February 25, 2010, 16:14 GMT

    congs paras dai !!! how about asking mehboob to play down the order (afridi's role) and shifting gyanendra or mahesh as opener with dipendra !! and please tell the openers not to concentrate on firing shots only !!! singles and doubles too are very crucial. and to all nepali players: you can convert those singles into doubles, please run the first run hard...and stop relaxing on the middle of the pitch... paras dai: please keep short leg in spinners' bowling, you were giving a lot of runs in that area against singapore,...and best of luck !! we'll be there against USA, with you !!!

  • Anil Koshy on February 25, 2010, 14:54 GMT

    Great going...Nepal team...want to see you in the next world cup.

    All the best

  • hari bhattarai on February 25, 2010, 12:33 GMT

    well done in future my guys i expect that our cricket team will be win over U.S.A. and make sure for division four ok,

  • ujjwal karki on February 25, 2010, 11:47 GMT

    this is only a thing.more and miles are to be travelled.as done the start good and the end should be excellent.jai nepal...long live nepal

  • Bishnu Subedi, Doha on February 25, 2010, 10:20 GMT

    I am running short of words to express the happiness and great feelings which we Nepalese owe to the national cricket team …. The credit goes to all especially the skipper PARAS. Well done. Go to Friday’s match with a positive attitude and you guys can achieve the target. We are an inch away from Division 4. I hope it will be better to change the opening pair since they fail to deliver in so many matches. May lord Pashupati help you to scale the new height.

  • sobhit on February 25, 2010, 9:56 GMT

    It is really nice that our team is winning every match. I know, if u play natural game with all ur potential, u can win against any team, not only USA. they are nothing to us... keep on this spirit going...

  • Aniruddha on February 14, 2011, 8:58 GMT

    It is so heartening to see countries like Nepal, USA, Denmark, Italy, Germany, Argentina, Afganistan, Kuwait, Oman, Tanzania, Papua New Guinea, Hong Kong and others playing mainstream cricket (A dream come true for me). ICC should bring in top rated teams to play tournaments featuring these countries which will give them the much needed identification in the cricketing world and much needed confidence. A perfect icing on the cake would be to arrange the T20 World Cup with all these associate teams along with the mainstream teams (approx 30-32 teams for about 2 months). As part of their business expansion(which in a way is correct and appreciated), ICC should include big giants like China, USA and Russia. I am sure, cricket will get immense popularity and may be close or even higher in popularity than soccer in another 1-2 decades if the collaboration with all associate teams are maintained and strengthened.

  • yukesh bhattarai on February 26, 2010, 2:49 GMT

    gud luck guys for today's match....make us proud as you always do...

  • suman on February 25, 2010, 21:20 GMT

    Good going Guys, Hats off to ya'll. Keep up doing great work. All the best!

  • Rakesh Karn on February 25, 2010, 17:03 GMT

    Hey Paras,

    I can't be proud enough for youg guys. I have been following this tournament live from Dallas. Its been great to see you guyz perform so well in Nepal. You have been great as a captain and i would just like to thank you for your leadership. Sharad was amazing the other day, couldn't come on a better day as Sachin Tendulkar himself score a Double Century...!! Moreover, you guyz have definitely proved that Nepal can reach that goal with their talent and dedication. We have got one more to go and then to finals...!!! I know the crowd support will be there..and i will be cheering from here...!! I am 101% sure...we are going to Italy...!!! Good Luck to you and to the whole Team.....You guyz make us proud...!!!

  • manish on February 25, 2010, 16:14 GMT

    congs paras dai !!! how about asking mehboob to play down the order (afridi's role) and shifting gyanendra or mahesh as opener with dipendra !! and please tell the openers not to concentrate on firing shots only !!! singles and doubles too are very crucial. and to all nepali players: you can convert those singles into doubles, please run the first run hard...and stop relaxing on the middle of the pitch... paras dai: please keep short leg in spinners' bowling, you were giving a lot of runs in that area against singapore,...and best of luck !! we'll be there against USA, with you !!!

  • Anil Koshy on February 25, 2010, 14:54 GMT

    Great going...Nepal team...want to see you in the next world cup.

    All the best

  • hari bhattarai on February 25, 2010, 12:33 GMT

    well done in future my guys i expect that our cricket team will be win over U.S.A. and make sure for division four ok,

  • ujjwal karki on February 25, 2010, 11:47 GMT

    this is only a thing.more and miles are to be travelled.as done the start good and the end should be excellent.jai nepal...long live nepal

  • Bishnu Subedi, Doha on February 25, 2010, 10:20 GMT

    I am running short of words to express the happiness and great feelings which we Nepalese owe to the national cricket team …. The credit goes to all especially the skipper PARAS. Well done. Go to Friday’s match with a positive attitude and you guys can achieve the target. We are an inch away from Division 4. I hope it will be better to change the opening pair since they fail to deliver in so many matches. May lord Pashupati help you to scale the new height.

  • sobhit on February 25, 2010, 9:56 GMT

    It is really nice that our team is winning every match. I know, if u play natural game with all ur potential, u can win against any team, not only USA. they are nothing to us... keep on this spirit going...

  • Bishnu Subedi, Doha on February 25, 2010, 9:37 GMT

    I am running short of words to express the happiness and great moment which we Nepalese owe to the national cricket team …. The credit goes to all especially the skipper PARAS. Well done. Go to Friday’s match with a positive attitude and you guys can achieve the target. We are an inch away from Division 4. I hope it will be better to change the opening pair since they fail to deliver in so many matches. May lord Pashupati help you to scale the new height.

  • bisusubedi on February 25, 2010, 9:21 GMT

    Great going! keep it up.Forget the past it will be new day new opponent. Bust your moral with your ability. You guys are full of talent and showed many times. Hopping wind and supporting Friday match.

    Bishnu Subedi Ktm

  • hitesh on February 25, 2010, 7:44 GMT

    hey guys , all d best for upcoming best matches play hard ,,make country proud of u ,we already are though . soon we want to see you in icc 11 ..

  • Min Raj Adhikari on February 25, 2010, 7:41 GMT

    Congratulation Paras!! keep winning. I am glad to see Nepal winning live in cricinfo.com. I always wanted to see this. I wish your team seeing in worlcup 2015. Register tomorrow as unforgettable victory over USA.

  • Darvin Muralitharan on February 25, 2010, 5:22 GMT

    Paras paras my good mate! Darvin here from Malaysia. Keep doing well.Keeping an eye on u!haha....get ur 100 soon man!Regards to all the boys

    darv

    darv

  • Anup on February 25, 2010, 4:24 GMT

    Congratulations Sharad and Paras - this batting performance should inspire positive show in the days to come. We all hope we can have a dependable batting line-up with consistently formidable run scores. Best of luck!

  • Ashok Pun on February 24, 2010, 23:07 GMT

    Yes Paras, we are proud of you. Keep it up. Keep doing well for the country. we are with you. And well played to you too. You also played well in last game. Thanks

  • prakash on February 24, 2010, 22:21 GMT

    well done guys. Really happy to see make us proud being nepalese.....keep it up and best of luck..for friday and saturday.

  • Nischal Tiwari on February 24, 2010, 20:27 GMT

    Good Luck Parash for the friday match. We are there to support . Jai Nepal. Proud to be Nepali

  • Paritosh on February 24, 2010, 15:11 GMT

    Well played Nepal and well played Sharad and Paras... However openers are still not firing and that might lead to trouble against strong USA. The match with USA is very crucial now as Singapore won their game...Nepal has faltered in crucial matches before and we should not repeat that this time as it is a make or break situation....I m sure Nepal will win their match against USA and play in division 4 match in Italy...Best of luck guys...We all Nepalese are with u.....

  • sudip aryal on February 24, 2010, 15:07 GMT

    good luck for friday's game. maybe it's good to change opening batsmen but they may fire at any moment. we all know how important is being on top two position. only drastic condition can deny us division 4 and don't let that drastic condition come

  • sudip aryal on February 24, 2010, 15:07 GMT

    good luck for friday's game. maybe it's good to change opening batsmen but they may fire at any moment. we all know how important is being on top two position. only drastic condition can deny us division 4 and don't let that drastic condition come

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  • sudip aryal on February 24, 2010, 15:07 GMT

    good luck for friday's game. maybe it's good to change opening batsmen but they may fire at any moment. we all know how important is being on top two position. only drastic condition can deny us division 4 and don't let that drastic condition come

  • sudip aryal on February 24, 2010, 15:07 GMT

    good luck for friday's game. maybe it's good to change opening batsmen but they may fire at any moment. we all know how important is being on top two position. only drastic condition can deny us division 4 and don't let that drastic condition come

  • Paritosh on February 24, 2010, 15:11 GMT

    Well played Nepal and well played Sharad and Paras... However openers are still not firing and that might lead to trouble against strong USA. The match with USA is very crucial now as Singapore won their game...Nepal has faltered in crucial matches before and we should not repeat that this time as it is a make or break situation....I m sure Nepal will win their match against USA and play in division 4 match in Italy...Best of luck guys...We all Nepalese are with u.....

  • Nischal Tiwari on February 24, 2010, 20:27 GMT

    Good Luck Parash for the friday match. We are there to support . Jai Nepal. Proud to be Nepali

  • prakash on February 24, 2010, 22:21 GMT

    well done guys. Really happy to see make us proud being nepalese.....keep it up and best of luck..for friday and saturday.

  • Ashok Pun on February 24, 2010, 23:07 GMT

    Yes Paras, we are proud of you. Keep it up. Keep doing well for the country. we are with you. And well played to you too. You also played well in last game. Thanks

  • Anup on February 25, 2010, 4:24 GMT

    Congratulations Sharad and Paras - this batting performance should inspire positive show in the days to come. We all hope we can have a dependable batting line-up with consistently formidable run scores. Best of luck!

  • Darvin Muralitharan on February 25, 2010, 5:22 GMT

    Paras paras my good mate! Darvin here from Malaysia. Keep doing well.Keeping an eye on u!haha....get ur 100 soon man!Regards to all the boys

    darv

    darv

  • Min Raj Adhikari on February 25, 2010, 7:41 GMT

    Congratulation Paras!! keep winning. I am glad to see Nepal winning live in cricinfo.com. I always wanted to see this. I wish your team seeing in worlcup 2015. Register tomorrow as unforgettable victory over USA.

  • hitesh on February 25, 2010, 7:44 GMT

    hey guys , all d best for upcoming best matches play hard ,,make country proud of u ,we already are though . soon we want to see you in icc 11 ..