15 May 2019: Sandeep Lamichhane, Sandy to his millions of fans across South Asia as well as here in Australia, has just added a new “member” to his family – a cool BMW motorbike!
His 250,000 plus Facebook followers seem to love his latest acquisition which has attracted over 27,000 likes since he posted a picture of the latest acquisition on his official page yesterday. “One more member added to my Family,” says his status accompanying the picture of the bike.
Sandy fans from all over South Asia have reached out to him to congratulate on the cool bike with many from Bangladesh, India and Nepal urging the teenage sensation to ride safely.
The G 310 R model that the teenage leg-spinner has bought is not a bike everyday Nepalese can afford but then Sandy is no average Nepalese and he is loaded (with cash) at the moment! Local media say he’s just returned home with Rs 5.5 million – literally a fortune in the Himalayan nation.
According to a representative of BMW Motorrad Nepal, the Kathmandu-based dealer Mr Lamichhane bought his German bike from, the model he bought costs NPR 975,000. The premium bike is powered by a 313 cc single-cylinder engine, something the rising star of international cricket seems to be in love with.
Most of his fans have congratulated the Nepalese cricketer on the purchase of the new BMW motorbike. Although motorbikes are the most affordable and popular means of transportation in Kathmandu city. expensive machines like Sandy’s latest acquisition are no that common sight.
Mr Lamichhane recently returned home after having played at the IPL where his performance was not quite up to the expectations of his fans.
Commenting on the Facebook photo, some fans have said they want their “hero” to pay more attention to his bowling than to his BMW bike.
“You had to get a bike as soon as you made some money from IPL? Your performance wasn’t that good in IPL,” wrote Kusum Kusum from Nepal. He also called on Mr Lamichhane to work on his bowling because Sandy gives away runs too easy, Kusum said in his comment.
Sandeep Lamichhane began his IPL career last year with Delhi Capitals retaining him in the 2019 series as well. He has been a busy man since first IPL debut playing T20 series i
Mr Lamichhane began to be noticed internationally after he played at the 2016 Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh where he was the leading wicket-taker for his country.