Nepal’s most successful cricketer and sports person Paras Khadka has retired from international cricket.
His retirement came exactly three years after Nepal made its debut in One Day Internationals. The 33-year old called it quits through social media.
“With utmost clarity, respect and gratitude, I have now decided to retire myself from playing international cricket,” Paras said on a social media post.
The allrounder brings end to an 18-year of journey playing for Nepal that began with the 2002 ACC U-15 Asia Cup.
What has Paras said in his statement ?
“Playing for Nepal has been my biggest achievement and for that I will always be indebted towards my coaches, players, fans, stakeholders, friends and family for their continuous support over the last 18 years since I started as a young 15-year old back in 2002, the man with a haul of experience and achievement began on his post.
“Why now? Because its about time. As a cricketer I have given my heart, blood and soul and have always dreamt to achieve better for my country.”
“My ultimate dream is to see Nepal have a better cricketing system for which I have spent all my energy in the last two decades and to improve it will require equal support from everyone in the cricketing community and beyond.”
“I believe with everyone’s honest effort and intentions, we will be able to do so. This amazing journey on a cricket field as an international cricketer ends here but the cricket dreams for my country have just started.”