Shakti Gauchan is a former professional Nepali cricketer who has represented Nepal in international cricket. He is a left-arm orthodox spinner and right-handed lower-order batsman. Shakti Gauchan has played in the ICC World Cricket League, the ACC Trophy, and the World Twenty20 Qualifier. He has also played domestic cricket in Nepal for the national team as well as in the Nepal Premier League.
Shakti Gauchan’s Bio, Family, And Relationships
Shakti Prasad Gauchan was born in Rupandehi, Nepal, on April 22, 1984.Gauchan’s father, Khadga Prasad Gauchan, 78, passed away while undergoing treatment at Annapurna Neuro Hospital in 2015.
He has two daughters named Sadikshya Gauchan and Kastur Gauchan, and a son named Riyan Gauchan. Shakti Gauchan’s wife’s name is Kabita Gauchan. He has a small and happy family.
Shakti Gauchan’s daughter Sadikshya Gauchan recently passed the SEE, and Shakti, the proud father, shares her achievement on Facebook.
|Father||Khadga Prasad Gauchan|
|Wife||Ms. Kabita Gauchan|
|Age & DOB||April 22, 1984|
|Place of Birth||Rupandehi, Nepal|
|Daughters||Sadikshya Gauchan and Kastur Gauchan|
Shakti Gauchan As a Player
He first represented his country at Under-17 level in February 2001, when he played in the ACC Under-17 Asia Cup in Bangladesh.
In 2002, Shakti played in the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup in New Zealand. He also made his senior debut in the 2002 ACC Trophy in Singapore.
Gauchan played for the Under-19 team for the following two years, participating in tournaments such as the 2004 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup in Bangladesh, the 2003 Youth Asia Cup in Pakistan, and a tour of India.
In March 2004, he made his comeback to the senior team by making his first-class debut in the 2004 ICC Intercontinental Cup against the UAE and Malaysia.
In 2004, Shakti Gauchan also participated in games for the ACC Trophy and the ACC Fast Track Countries Tournament against Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, and Hong Kong. He played in the 2005 ICC Trophy Rematch Tournament, when Nepal finished third after eliminating Qatar in a play-off.
Shakti Gauchan After 2006
Shakti also participated in the play-off match against Namibia in 2006, which clinched the final place in the ICC Intercontinental Cup. Nepal could only secure a draw because there was no play on the first day, leaving them needing an outright victory to qualify.
Later on in the year, in addition to participating in the ACC Trophy and ACC Premier League, he also played for Nepal on a tour of Pakistan. Additionally, he performed for his nation in the 2007 ACC Twenty20 Cup.
Shakti, one of the two Nepalese players, along with captain Paras Khadka, who were selected by ESPNcricinfo for the best XI at the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier in the United Arab Emirates.
He helped Nepal defeat Malaysia convincingly in Division Four of the 2012 ICC World Cricket League by setting a new record.
The best economical bowling spell ever in limited overs internationals was the left-arm orthodox spinner’s 10-8-2-3 in their Division 4 match.
Shakti received a call from the well-known IPL side Rajasthan Royals following the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier. He made a good impression during practice by dismissing Indian cricket legend Rahul Dravid.
Later on, Shakti was mentioned by the Rajasthan Royals in a tweet: “For now, Shakti Gauchan will be training and getting valuable experience in the nets.”
He was outstanding in an 80-run victory over Hong Kong in the opening group match. He was also named man of the match for his superb 3-wicket haul at the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh, where Nepal qualified for third place in the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier.
Shakti Gauchan’s Retirement Life
Shakti Gauchan was picked up in Nepal’s squad for their One-Day International (ODI) series against the Netherlands. That was Nepal’s first ODI match since gaining ODI status during the 2018 Cricket World Cup Qualifier.
Shakti made his debut for Nepal against the Netherlands on August 1, 2018, which was also his last international game representing his country, Nepal.
Shakti Gauchan’s retirement was mentioned by one of Nepal’s most well-known Facebook pages, “Routine of Nepal Banda,” as a retirement gesture for Nepali Cricket Legend.
Nowadays, Shakti Gauchan is busy making Devdaha Cricket Ground, as Devdaha resides in Rupandehi, which is also his hometown. The former assistant pitch curator of Abu Dhabi Shiekh Zayed Cricket Stadium is assisting him.