Nepal’s Rohit Paudel beats the record of Tendulkar and Afridi

Rohit Paudel, Nepal’s young batting sensation has created a new world record while playing second ODI against UAE today at ICC Academy in Dubai.

Rohit, today, became the youngest cricketer, aged 16 years, 146 days old, to hit an International ODI fifty beating the records of India’s Sachin Tendulkar and Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi.

Tendulkar made 59 in a Test match against Pakistan aged 16 years and 213 days, while Shahid Afridi smashed 37-ball century at the age of 16 years and 217 days against Sri Lanka.

Paudel, however, some way off the overall record for all international cricket, with South Africa Women’s Johmari Logtenburg having struck Test and ODI half-centuries as a 14-year-old.

Paudel had previously come close to setting a world record when he made his ODI debut aged 15 years and 335 days back in August 2018, making him the fourth-youngest man in history to do so.