'SUNDAY EXCLUSIVE' - Cricket talk with ‘Basanta Regmi’
Basanta Regmi is the leading wicket taker of Nepali cricket in the ICC. He also has the world record of most wickets in Division League. He is a left-arm orthodox spinner of Nepal.
Saroj KC spoke with Regmi about cricket and his life. Here are the excerpts:
1. What are you doing these days?
I am busy in a closed cricket camp for the upcoming World Cricket Division League on March 13 and 15 with Kenya.
2. How does it feel to play for Nepal?
It’s like a dream come true. I had dreamed from my childhood about playing for the nation and now I am happy to be at this stage. I feel very proud to play for my country.
3. What is your proudest moment of your career?
I have many moments like when I won the ‘Man of the match’ for the first time. That's when we defeated New Zealand in the U-19 World Cup. I was ranked 8th in U-19 World Cup from Nepal's senior team. There are lot of moment to be proud in my career.
4. How do you see the captainship of our captain Paras Khadka?
He is a cool guy. He never panics in any match even when the pressure is immense. He loves the team and always motivates us. He supports junior members and encourages them. He is a very good captain.
5. What about your club career?
I am playing from APF club. APF started the national league. I just won a gold medal in the 7th National game from APF. I am also playing from Kathmandu Golden Gate for Dhangadi Premier League.