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Siddhant loved the helicopter six most

Twitter
and facebook have gone abuzz after 20-year old Siddhant Lohani impressed
in his debut smashing 27 off 16 balls when other batsmen
with star
billings flopped in a seven-wicket loss to Jersey in Nepal’s
final ICC
World Twenty20 Qualifiers Group A game in Dublin.

Nepali
batsmen were having a dreadful time unable to respond to the
pitch in
the entire tournament. The numbers of dot balls they played
in the
tournament highlights the fact they were not able to play to their best
in a Twenty20 format. Although late, Siddhant stepped in, in his one and
only match of the Qualifiers that left the team camp ruing their
decision of not including him in the early games.

Siddhant
talked to 
cricketingnepal.com from
Dublin the day he smashed
two sixes and two boundaries with his both
shots over the rope coming
from unconventional style of batting, a
reason why he has gained more popularity over the past six months. His
first six came against spinner Ben Stevens when he move way outside the
off before hitting a huge one at the leg.

“The
bowler was unsettled after I kept moving at the crease. Then I
found the
ball at my zone and hit the six,” Siddhant said. He enjoyed the
second
six the most which came off a helicopter shot against Jersey’s frontline
seamer Anthony Kay.

He
dispatches the overpitched ball straight over the long on in a
typical
MS Dhoni way with a helicopter shot. “It was a premediated
shot as
I had already stepped out of the crease. I enjoyed the second one the
most,” he said.

Siddhant
said it was his natural style of batting. “I played my
natural game
so managed to score the runs. I was not nervous at any
stage of the game
and was confident that I can hit sixes if I connect the ball,” said
the batting prodigy from Biratnagar. “I was very happy to finally
get a debut but upset on the other hand too because of the team’s loss.”

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