Nepal’s cricket sensation Dipendra Singh Airee recently shattered a long-standing record held by India’s cricketing legend, Yuvraj Singh. In a dazzling display of skill and talent, Dipendra smashed the fastest half-century in T20 internationals (T20I), sending shockwaves through the cricketing world and making his nation proud.
Dipendra achieved the feat at the Asian Games 2023 during Nepal’s group-stage match against Mongolia. The right-handed batter completed his fifty off just 9 deliveries and grabbed a huge spotlight following his exploit. Notably, Yuvraj scored a 12-ball half-century during the 2007 T20 World Cup against England.
The iconic and momentous occasion not only made Dipendra an overnight sensation but also left cricket enthusiasts around the world curious to know more about this young Nepalese star. On that note, let’s have a look at some important details about Dipendra’s life and career.
Here’s all you need to know about Dipendra Singh Airee:
1) Dipendra Singh Airee was born in Nepal on 24 January 2000
2) Dipendra was named in Nepal’s squad for the 2016 Under-19 Cricket World Cup and later went on to become the captain of the Nepal national under-19 cricket team in the 2017 ACC Under-19 Asia Cup
3) He’s a right-handed batter and can bowl as well.
4) Dipendra also served as the vice-captain of Nepal’s squad for the 2019 ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup in 2019.
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5) He made his List A debut for Nepal against Kenya in the 2015–17 ICC World Cricket League Championship on 11 March 2017.
6) Dipendra was one of the eleven cricketers to play in Nepal’s first-ever One Day International (ODI) match against the Netherlands.
7) He made his T20I debut on 29 July 2018 in the 2018 MCC Tri-Nation Series against the Netherlands.
8) Dipendra was also part of Nepal’s bronze medal-winning squad at the 2019 South Asian Games.
9) His first century in an ODI match came on 26 March 2022 against Papua New Guinea.
10) Dipendra made the world record for the fastest fifty in T20i cricket by scoring 50* off just 9 balls against Mongolia during the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou.
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