Nepal’s Rohit Paudel has created a history by becoming the youngest male player to hit a half-century in the international One Day Cricket on Saturday.
Paudel has hit 55 off 58 balls against UAE in the second ODI of the three-match at ICC Academy in Dubai breaking the record of Sachin Tendulkar and Shahid Afridi.
Poudel aged at 16 years and 146 days broke the 29-year-old record of Tendulkar who had made 59 runs at the age of 16 years and 213 days in a Test against Pakistan in Faisalabad. Similarly, Afridi who scored a 37-ball century in ODI had the record at the age of 16 years and 217 days in his maiden international innings against Sri Lanka.
Previously, Poudel had also come close to set a world record during his ODI debut at the age of 15 years and 335 days back in August 2018, making him the fourth youngest man in history to do so.