Nepal’s Anjali Chand dedicates World record performance to her late father
Nepal’s 25-year-old Anjali Chand is very happy with her history making performance.
On Monday, while playing against Maldives women’s team in the first South Asian Games Championship at Pokhara, she grabbed 6 wickets (including a hat-trick) in 2.1 overs (13 balls) and didn’t concede a run.
Incidentally, she considers her first over being more impressive than the second and third where the hat-trick was split in two overs (2nd and 3rd).
“My first was more impressive because I took three wickets at every alternative balls and they were not the tail end batsmen”, speaking exclusively over telephone from Pokhara, she said.
“None of my family members were present because we live in Kathmandu which is more than 200 km away from here (Pokhara). Sadly, my dad (Dhan Bahadur Chand) is not alive to-day. He died of a severe heart attack some two years ago. He took interest in my cricket career. Had he been alive to-day, he would have certainly been the happiest man in the world. I dedicate my world record to him.”
“My elder brother (Ashok Chand) used to play cricket. He is a banker now. He could not coke with my mother (Damara) here to-day”.
Anjali Chand has not visited India but hoping to come here one day.
India’s Virat Kohli or Sachin Tendulkar are not in her list of favorite cricketers.
“I am a fan of Paras Khadka. He is from Nepal and I like the player of my country more than players of other nations”, she further added.
Anjali, however, did go to see Sachin Tendulkar when the Little Master was in Kathmandu recently.
Sachin Tendulkar was an UNICEFF ambassador and was also engaged in a game of cricket with the Nepal women’s team during his stay last month.
Interestingly, Nepal’s new world record holder also shares her name with Sachin’s wife-Anjali.