Ireland cricketer and world record holder as World Cup’s fastest ever centurion Kevin O’Brien is moved by the overwhelming reception Nepal gave to its ICC World Twenty20 qualifying national cricket team and compared it to a mundane welcome home party at his own land.
O’Brien, arguably one of the biggest names in Irish cricket with a strong portfolio, shared the picture of Nepal’s victory rally from popular cricket website ESPNcricinfo and tweeted:
Really puts our welcome home partyto shame!!!
Great to see, congrats
Nepal! See u guys in Bangladesh.
After Nepal qualified for the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 to be held in Bangladesh marking its biggest day in the country’s sporting history, the naitonal heroes were taken a city tour where enthusiast supporters joined and created a festive environment during more than two and half hour of rally.
O’Brien slammed a record 50-ball came against England during the 2011 World Cup when he slammed the century off just 50 balls and in the match Ireland famously chased down a target of 328 runs following his 113 off just 63. His innings helped Ireland to pull off one of the biggest shocks in World Cup history.
O’Brien played for, Gloucestershire, Ireland Under-19s, Marylebone Cricket Club Young Cricketers, Middlesex 2nd XI, Nottinghamshire, Rangpur Riders, Somerset, Somerset 2nd XI, Surrey, Trinidad & Tobago Red Steelfamously.