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Ganesh Thakuri      

Full name Ganesh Bahadur Shahi Thakuri

Born May 28, 1972, Bardia

Died December 13, 2012, Lucknow (aged 40 years 199 days)

Major teams Nepal

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper


Ganesh Shahi Thakuri represented Nepal as a wicketkeeper-batsman in the ICC Trophy and ACC Trophy and was regarded as one of the best keepers outside mainstream cricket. "Shahi was the best Nepali wicketkeeper I have seen," said former national captain Pawan Agrawal . "We played together in the national side under each other´s captainship. He was good behind the wickets. As a captain, I used to rest faith on him for the duty behind the wicket. He was equally useful with the bat. More importantly, he was a team-player and better human being." He died after a long illness at the age of 40.