Bardan Chalise was what you wanted your favorite cricketer to be. Busy on the field, scoring quick 30-40s, chipping in with a couple of important wickets off opposition, added to his electric fielding. Vice captain of the glorious Nepali team to Under 19 World Cup in 2002 – when Sri Lanka international Roy Dias took the boys to New Zealand – Bardan was instrumental for Nepal’s fortunes, especially when Nepal beat Test nation Pakistan. He was Nepal’s MVP for the tournament (although there was no such formal title).
Bardan had a great career waiting for him. But he left Nepali Cricket when he was 20. It is difficult to say who was at a greater loss, Nepal Cricket having missed Bardan or Bardan having missed Nepali Cricket. In this chat, Bardan talks about his young days and what fascinated him to take up the sport.
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