Tuesday, April 13, 2010

1,000 runs for Shakti

Shakti Gauchan, 26, became the first Nepali cricketer to complete 1,000 runs in international one-dayers during his half-century against Malaysia in the ACC Trophy Elite 2010 semifinal match at the Hubara, Kuwait.

He now has 1,034 runs from 44 innings of 52 matches at an average of 27.95. His half-century on Wednesday was his fourth while he has also scored 106 not out against Italy.
For a cricketer, who had not remained in the limelight, the achievement speaks more about his dedication and commitment to cricket.

On his debut in the national team in 2002, he won the man-of the-match award against Oman for scoring 37 runs and taking three wickets. The ACC Trophy turned out to be his dream debut as he went on to score 248 runs and took seven wickets in six matches helping Nepal reach the final.

It followed with two unsuccessful years when he scored only 73 runs in successive 10 matches. Nothing has been as successful as his first year but he has proved himself to be a consistent performer in the national team.
At nearly six foot, the cricketer from Bhairahawa, Shakti is an efficient cricketer, most of the times remaining in the shadows. In such a shadow that despite being the vice-captain of the national team with a history of leading Nepal in the U-19 World Cup, he was never considered a potential captain.

He played 26 matches for the U-19 team scoring 600 runs, with a century and four half-centuries, and taking 24 wickets. His most memorable performance was against South Africa when he scored 51 not out and took two wickets for a sensational victory in the 2006 Youth World Cup - a captain´s knock.

For Shakti, who married his sweetheart Kavita and has a sweet little daughter, cricket is life. He continues contributing on the field and also off the field. He has set up a cricket training center in his hometown, something he is really proud of.

Shakti also bowls left-arm leg-breaks and has taken 62 wickets. One of his teammates long ago joked on him: ´put a coin on the pitch and Shakti will hit it four times in an over´. Probably true with him as he is known to be mean while bowling with his economy rate only being 2.34 runs per over.

His success should be attributed to, as his former captain Binod Das said, his capacity to play within his limitations.
from myrepublica.com

Shakti Gauchan

Full name Shakti Prasad Gauchan

Born April 22, 1984, Rupendeli

Current age 25 years 357 days

Major teams Nepal, Nepal Under-17s, Nepal Under-19s

Also known as Babu

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Batting and fielding averages

Mat Inns        NO           Runs          HS           Ave           BF           SR      100          50           Ct         St

First-class         5                   8           2             191            69*           31.83 612 31.20 0 2 7 0

Bowling averages

Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10

First-class 5 396 161 6 2/18 26.83 2.43 66.0 0 0 0

Career statistics

First-class debut 2003/04

Last First-class Namibia v Nepal at Windhoek, Mar 23-26, 2006 scorecard

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These words are only for you

If you were from india then the media would be covering the news of you for a week. Each and everyone will talking about you. But you're from Nepal. It's not unfortunate to be Nepali but it is obviously unfortunate to have such media who only cover news of poltics and other useless stuff but not the hero who shines the name of his nation.

I'm talking here is our national hero Shakti Gauchan, 26 years old Nepali cricket player who make a record of first Nepali cricketer who cross thousand run milestone. He did it when Nepal was playing against Malasiya in ACC trophy semifinal match in which he scored 52 run and take one wicket. When he reached 18 run he reached the milestone. He have played 44 innings for Nepal and in the average of 27.95 he have scored four half centuary and one centuary against Italy. After debut in national team in 2002 he have taken 62 wicket also for Nepal with very good economy rate of 2.34. He is middle order batsman who play in one down positon and a strong spin bowler. In his debut match he scored 37 run and take 3 wicket and awarded man of the match against oman.

As a Nepali blogger Shakti this is the only thing what can i do for you. This is the post only for you. Play good in future and make Nepal as a best cricket team. Because you are our pride