Nepal, a country known for its scenic beauty and rich cultural heritage, has also been making its mark in the world of cricket. Among the emerging talents from this cricket-loving nation is Abinash Bohara, a young cricketer who is rapidly making a name for himself on the international stage.
Early Dreams and Cricket Beginnings
Abinash Bohara, born on July 30, 1997, in Salyan, Nepal, had dreams of joining the army during his childhood. However, life had a different path in store for him. After facing setbacks in his quest to become a soldier, Bohara turned his attention towards cricket.
His cricketing journey began when he represented the Nepalgunj U19 cricket team in the 2014 National U19 Cricket Tournament. In two memorable matches, Bohara displayed his potential by taking seven wickets, with three against Baitadi and four against Birgunj. These early successes instilled in him the confidence to choose cricket as a viable career option.
The Rise in Domestic Cricket
Bohara’s rise in the world of cricket continued as he consistently performed well in domestic leagues. His impressive performances did not go unnoticed, earning him a spot in Nepal’s Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for the series against the United Arab Emirates in January 2019.
International Debut and Success
Abinash Bohara made his T20I debut for Nepal against the United Arab Emirates on January 31, 2019. In a stellar performance, he showcased his skills by taking six crucial wickets across three matches during the series. His outstanding contributions earned him the well-deserved title of “Player of the Series,” a testament to his dedication and talent.
His journey continued in June 2019 when he was named in Nepal’s squad for the Regional Finals of the 2018–19 ICC T20 World Cup Asia Qualifier tournament. Bohara’s presence added depth to Nepal’s bowling attack, and he proved to be a valuable asset for the team.
List A Debut and More International Appearances
In November 2019, Abinash Bohara was named in Nepal’s squad for the 2019 ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup held in Bangladesh. He made his List A debut for Nepal against Hong Kong during the Emerging Teams Cup on November 16, 2019, further expanding his international experience.
Later that same month, he was selected to represent Nepal in the men’s cricket tournament at the 2019 South Asian Games. The team’s efforts culminated in a bronze medal win, with Nepal defeating the Maldives by five wickets in the third-place playoff match.
Stepping into ODI Cricket
In January 2020, Abinash Bohara received another significant opportunity when he was named in Nepal’s One Day International (ODI) squad for the 2020 Nepal Tri-Nation Series. He made his ODI debut for Nepal on February 5, 2020, against Oman. This marked a significant milestone in his career as he continued to make a seamless transition into the 50-over format of the game.
Recognition and Central Contract
In September 2020, Abinash Bohara’s consistent performances and dedication to Nepali cricket were duly recognized when he was among the eighteen cricketers awarded a central contract by the Cricket Association of Nepal. This contract was a testament to his hard work and commitment to the sport.
Abinash Bohara’s journey in international cricket is one that inspires not only aspiring cricketers in Nepal but also cricket enthusiasts worldwide. His story is a reminder that talent, determination, and perseverance can pave the way for success in the world of cricket, even from the most unexpected beginnings. As Bohara continues to shine, the future of Nepali cricket looks promising with this rising star leading the way.