Rohit Paudel, hailing from Nepal, is a prominent cricketer and presently serves as the captain of the Nepal national cricket team. His introduction to List A cricket came during the 2018 ICC World Cricket League Division Two tournament on 8 February 2018. His decision to pursue a cricket career was influenced by Nepal’s participation in the ICC T20 World Cup held in Bangladesh.
Height- 1.63 m
Born- 2 September 2002
Birthplace- Nawalparasi District
Full name- Rohit Kumar Paudel
Date joined- 3 August 2018 (Nepal national cricket team)
Current teams-Nepal national cricket team (Batter), Biratnagar Super Kings (Batter), Tribhuvan Army Club (Batter)
Kumar Paudel is his father’s name, and Paljesh Paudel is his mother’s name. Additionally, he has a sister named Ranu Chhetri and a brother named Raju Paudel.
He is presently unattached and not involved in any romantic relationships. There is limited information available about his past relationships or any previous engagements.
In July 2018, he was selected to represent Nepal in their One Day International (ODI) series against the Netherlands, marking Nepal’s first ODI matches since gaining ODI status during the 2018 Cricket World Cup Qualifier. He debuted in Twenty20 for Nepal during the 2018 MCC Tri-Nation Series against the Marylebone Cricket Club on 29 July 2018. Subsequently, he made his ODI debut against the Netherlands on 3 August 2018, becoming the fourth-youngest player, at the age of 15 years and 335 days, to make an ODI debut.
In August 2018, he was part of Nepal’s squad for the 2018 Asia Cup Qualifier tournament. In the 2018 ACC Under-19 Asia Cup, held in October 2018, he was the top run-scorer for Nepal, amassing 161 runs in three matches.
A significant milestone came on 26 January 2019, when he became the youngest male cricketer to achieve an international half-century at the age of 16 years and 146 days. He accomplished this feat during the second ODI against the United Arab Emirates at the ICC Academy Ground in Dubai, scoring 55 runs from 58 balls.
Continuing his international career, he made his debut in Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) for Nepal in January 2019, playing against the United Arab Emirates on 31 January 2019. In April 2019, he was appointed as the captain of Nepal’s squad for the Asia qualification tournament for the 2020 Under-19 Cricket World Cup, where he made an impressive 95-run contribution in the opening match against Singapore.
Throughout 2019, he remained an integral part of Nepal’s squad, featuring in various tournaments, including the Regional Finals of the 2018–19 ICC T20 World Cup Asia Qualifier, the 2019 ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup in Bangladesh, and the men’s cricket tournament at the 2019 South Asian Games. Nepal clinched the bronze medal in the latter event, defeating the Maldives in the third-place playoff match.
Recognizing his potential, the Cricket Association of Nepal awarded him a central contract in September 2020, securing his place in the national team. On 25 March 2022, he achieved a remarkable milestone by scoring his first century in an ODI match, amassing 126 runs in a game against Papua New Guinea.
Under his captaincy in May 2023, Nepal achieved a significant victory by winning the 2023 ACC Men’s Premier Cup, which earned them qualification for the 2023 Asia Cup hosted by Pakistan.
Net Worth 2023
Rohit Kumar Paudel, the talented Nepalese cricketer, currently holds the captaincy of the Nepal cricket team. His impressive skills and achievements have contributed to an estimated net worth of approximately $5 million.
- Rohit Kumar Paudel found his inspiration to play cricket after watching Nepal’s performance in the ICC T20 World Cup held in Bangladesh.
- In January 2019, he achieved the distinction of becoming the youngest male cricketer to score an international half-century.
- This record was later surpassed by his fellow team-mate Kushal Malla in February 2020.
- Rohit Paudel holds the record for being the all-time highest run-scorer for Nepal in the ODI format and was the first Nepalese player to reach 1000 runs in ODI cricket.
- Recognizing his talent and leadership qualities, Rohit Paudel was appointed as the captain of the Nepal cricket team in November 2022.