Nepal youngster, as well as, spin sensation Sandeep Lamichhane has become a global star in the T20 franchise circuit. Lamichhane first came in the limelight in the 2018 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) for the Delhi Capitals. Since then, he has played in Australia’s Big Bash League, the Caribbean Premier League, the Bangladesh Premier League and the Pakistan Super League as well. However, he said that while he enjoys playing in T20 leagues, he wants to play Test cricket for Nepal also.
“I love playing franchise cricket but let me assure you that even if I could play hundreds of such games, it would never give me the personal satisfaction I would get from playing even one Test match for Nepal,” Pakistani journalist Saj Sadiq quoted him as saying in a tweet that the spinner retweeted.
Pakistani fans used the quotes as an opportunity to lashed out on the fast bowlers, Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz. Amir announced his retirement from Test cricket earlier this year, while Wahab Riaz has taken an indefinite break from the longest format as well.
“Mohammed Amir take note,” one fan tweeted. “Is He Saying This Keeping In Mind Mohammed Amir?” another asked. “Someone really needs to see it. Sandeep wants to play a test match for his country and our national hero Amir and Wahab they want to play franchise cricket,” wrote another. “Our so called super stars must learn this from this young boy,” another user tweeted.
Sandeep Lamichhane has played in one first-class match when Nepal took on Marylebone Cricket Club in November this year. He picked up three wickets in the first innings although that came for a losing cause. He will be seen again for Delhi Capitals in the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League as he has been retained by the franchise.