Sandeep Lamichhane gets warm welcome from Clarke

KATHMANDU: Nepal's young cricketer Sandeep Lamichhane on Monday landed in Sydney of Australia and received a warm welcome from his mentor and former Australia captain, Michael Clarke.

The Australian cricket star was apparently excited to welcome Lamichhane as he posted a video on his Facebook page, saying: "Absolutely pumped to see my little mate arrive in Sydney!"


— Sandeep Lamichhane (@SandeepL25) September 18, 2016

Australian former skipper @MClarke23 with @SandeepL25 at Sydney International Airport.

— WicketNepal (@WicketNepal) September 19, 2016

The 16-year-old Nepali leg spinner will be training at the Michael Clarke Cricket Academy and play the 2016-17 season with Michael’s Premier Grade Cricket Club, Western Suburbs.

Earlier, Clarke had invited Lamichhane for a training with a sponsorship.

After meeting the talented teenager and sharing the dressing room with him in Hong Kong Blitz Twenty20 Tournament in May, Michael Clarke invited him to train at his academy in Australia.

Lamichhane made debut in as a member of the senior national team in April this year.