Lamichhane uses BBL to promote VNY 2020, but with compassion for bushfire-impacted


8 JANUARY 2020 I Sandeep Lamichhane, the poster boy of Nepalese cricket, has devised an innovative way of promoting Visit Nepal Year 2020 but with an apt display of respect and compassion for the bushfire-affected citizens of Australia.

The Nepalese BBL star has achieved at least some publicity for his scenic country without posting a wordy press statement or social media status which brings out the mature, personable and kind nature of his personality.


During Wednesday’s match between his club Melbourne Stars and Sydney Thunder, the 19-year-old painted figures on his shoes that creatively merged his need to promote his motherland as well as show respect for the people of a country that saw his dream realised.

His club’s Twitter handle posted a picture that showed the Stars player wearing a pair of white sport shoes one of which has that unmistakable gesture dear to all Nepalese people, the “namaste“.

On the shoe that has the namaste figure, he writes, “BUSHFIRE HEROES”.

The other shoe has “VISIT NEPAL 2020”.

His club, Melbourne Stars, appeared to appreciate the gesture when it posted the picture.

“Stars spinner @IamSandeep25 showing his support for people impacted by the bushfires + support for his home country of 🇳🇵,”  the post reads.

Sandeep Lamichhane’s club won today’s match against Sydney Thunder by six wickets.

With an amazing hat-trick, Pakistani cricketer Harris Rauf was declared “Player of the Match”.

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