In a heartwarming display of recognition and support for exceptional talent, the Nepal Police has bestowed a well-deserved promotion upon the cricketing sensation Dipendra Singh Airee. Airee, who recently set the cricketing world abuzz with his extraordinary performance at the Asian Games, has not only charmed fans but has also earned the admiration of his colleagues within the police force.
The announcement of Airee’s promotion from the rank of police constable to police assistant head constable was made by Deputy Inspector General Kuber Kadayat, who also serves as the spokesperson for Nepal Police. This elevation in his police career is a testament to Airee’s remarkable cricketing prowess and unwavering dedication to the sport. It underscores the Nepal Police’s commitment to recognizing and celebrating outstanding athletes within its ranks.
Airee’s cricketing journey reached its pinnacle during Nepal’s thrilling encounter against Mongolia on September 27. In a breathtaking display of power-hitting, Airee etched his name into the record books by achieving the fastest T20I fifty ever recorded, taking a mere nine deliveries to reach this milestone.
This astonishing feat shattered the previous record held by India’s legendary all-rounder, Yuvraj Singh, who had accomplished a 12-ball fifty during the ICC T20 World Cup in 2007. Airee’s remarkable innings included an impressive tally of eight colossal sixes, leaving spectators and cricket enthusiasts worldwide in awe of his incredible talent.
Airee’s remarkable strike rate of 520 during this T20I innings of 10 or more balls has set a new benchmark in the world of cricket. The previous record was held by Malcolm Waller, with a strike rate of 430, achieved during a ten-ball innings in Zimbabwe’s domestic T20 competition against Matabeleland Tuskers in 2016.
While Airee’s incredible contributions to the sport have earned him well-deserved personal success, they have also garnered immense respect and admiration from cricket enthusiasts around the globe. In addition to Airee, several other gifted cricketers, including Kushal Bhurtel, Aarif Sheikh, Lalit Rajbanshi, Karan KC, and Gulshan Jha, proudly represent the Nepal Police. Their presence within the ranks reaffirms the force’s commitment to nurturing and promoting sporting excellence.
Dipendra Singh Airee’s remarkable journey serves as a powerful source of inspiration for aspiring cricketers across Nepal and underscores the transformative power of talent, dedication, and recognition. His promotion within the Nepal Police is not just a personal achievement but also a shining example of the force’s dedication to nurturing exceptional talent within its ranks.