Nepal’s veteran cricketer and former captain Gyanendra Malla announced his retirement from international cricket. Malla called a press meeting on Friday to announce his decision.
He officially announced his retirement, effective immediately. He shared that he’s stepping away from all forms of cricket, including domestic matches.
Here’s how Twitter (now X) reacted to Malla’s retirement:
धन्यवाद। Thank you! 🙏 pic.twitter.com/IUqd9E5Idv
— Gyanendra Malla (@gyanu_gm11) August 4, 2023
Bidding Farewell to an Extraordinary Journey🏏🇳🇵. After years of smashing boundaries, making unforgettable memories and leading us to many historic victories and milestones.
Thank you, Gyanendra Malla, for your invaluable contribution to Nepali cricket. 🏆 pic.twitter.com/6qDR9WXlTr
— CAN (@CricketNep) August 4, 2023
Former Nepal captain Gyanendra Malla has decided to call it a day in international cricket 🏏
— ICC (@ICC) August 5, 2023
ज्ञानेन्द्र मल्ललाइ नेपाली क्रिकेटमा पुर्याउनु भएको योगदान प्रति हार्दिक बधाई तथा धन्यवाद व्यक्त गर्न चाहन्छु।
A champion cricketer,a warrior and a fantastic team mate
Congratulations Gyaaanu for serving the nation with pride,dedication,discipline and honesty
— Paras Khadka (@paras77) August 4, 2023
August 3, 2021 – Paras Khadka
August 4, 2023 – Gyanendra Malla
The departure of Nepal Cricket Team's two stalwart pillars. pic.twitter.com/l5t8YjWxMx
— cricnepal.com 🇳🇵 (@cricnepal) August 4, 2023
Congratulations on your incredible cricket carrier Dai. Its been an honor to watch you play for all these years. Your extraordinary skills, guidance and leadership will be greatly missed. As you move onto the next chapter of your life, I wish you all the best in your future… pic.twitter.com/HcOwJYwj56
— Sandeep Lamichhane (@Sandeep25) August 4, 2023
Thank you for your remarkable journey of dedication and leadership spanning nearly two decades. Your selflessness, support, and guidance have been priceless to me. Wishing you a joyful retirement and future endeavors filled with happiness. Your legacy will forever inspire. 🏏🙏❤ pic.twitter.com/7hJC3IGBEv
— Rohitpaudel17 (@rohitpaudel17) August 4, 2023
Thank you, Captain, for a legendary journey. It was an honor to receive my debut under your captainship and I will always cherish the memories we created together. Wishing you a fulfilling and joyful retirement. Your legacy will continue to inspire us all. pic.twitter.com/1jZls3OeLL
— Kushal Bhurtel (@kushalbhurtel14) August 4, 2023
It was a great privilege to play under and along with you Gyanu dai. Thank you for all the valuable moments. Thank u for being in our thick and thin. Wish u all the best for the future venture.We will miss u being in the team.. Happy retirement Gyanu dai❤️ pic.twitter.com/nKtkGx2Fss
— Dipendra Singh Airee (@DSAiree45) August 4, 2023
— Sharad Vesawkar(Devotee❤️ @Srisri🙏) (@SharadCric) August 4, 2023
Retirement congratulations! It’s time to follow dreams long set aside and enjoy the rewards of work done well. Wishing you the best, @gyanu_gm11 dai.
U have been always a great team person, true leader, and personally my always go to person on field. Thank you.. pic.twitter.com/s0411JE3bV
— subash khakurel (@subashkhakurel) August 4, 2023
You have contributed to the growth of the Nepal cricket .We appreciate your sincere contribution and wish you a bright career ahead.Thank you for everything @gyanendra_malla dai ❤️🙏 pic.twitter.com/XAGi2zz7BQ
— Bhim Sharki (@BhimSharki) August 4, 2023
It’s hard to accept retirement of your IDOL 🥺
Thank you dai for everything ❤️
Best wishes for upcoming days. pic.twitter.com/VgrPzppwwL
— Sita Rana Magar (@Sita_magar8) August 4, 2023
— indu barma (@InduBarma) August 4, 2023
Former Nepal captain Gyanendra Malla has announced his retirement from international cricket 🇳🇵
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) August 4, 2023
— Gagan Thapa (@thapagk) August 4, 2023
Good luck for the future @gyanendramalla pic.twitter.com/lR8WYpgEdy
— Bilal Khan (@OfficialBilal18) August 4, 2023
Your contribution towards nepal cricket will be always remembered more then a player you are great person.. you will be miss brother in the field Goodluck for future ❤️ @gyanu_gm11 pic.twitter.com/tREPQfXCjc
— Rohan Mustafa (@rohanmustafa88) August 4, 2023
Congratulations on a stellar career @gyanu_gm11 a fierce competitor on the field & a thorough gentleman off the field. Elegance & easy on the eye is how I'd describe your craft. Good luck with your future endeavours Gyanu 🙏 @CricketNep
— Ahmed Raza (@ahmedrazauae) August 4, 2023
NEWS ALERT: Former Nepal captain Gyanendra Malla announces retirement from international cricket.
— CricTracker (@Cricketracker) August 4, 2023
Often the Robin to Paras Khadka's Batman, longtime Nepal batting star & former captain Gyanendra Malla, one of the most entertaining & underappreciated Associate players of his generation, announces his retirement after a senior international career spanning nearly two decades. https://t.co/74NmxNi4up
— Peter Della Penna (@PeterDellaPenna) August 4, 2023
An extraordinary servant to his Nation who exuded class and quality in everything in he did both on and off the field. His role in helping the current Nepali team develop can not be overstated either.
I wish you every success for the future 🇳🇵🙏 https://t.co/asPE7ci3XL
— Andrew Leonard (@CricketBadge) August 4, 2023
🙌 Thank you, Gyanendra Malla, for your unwavering dedication and remarkable journey in Nepali cricket! Your leadership and passion have left an indelible mark. Nepal's cricket will always be inspired by your legacy. 🏆🏏 #ThankYouGyanendra #CricketIcon @gyanu_gm11 pic.twitter.com/nkfuxukyau
— Bhawana Ghimire (@BhawanaCAN) August 4, 2023
Farewell @gyanu_gm11 da
Thank you for serving #NepalCricket with passion and pride for 18 long years. Your legacy will forever live on in the hearts. Farewell, and thank you for all the unforgettable memories on, and off the field.
— Dipesh Pandit (@Thejuly23rdd) August 4, 2023
— Ravi Timilsina (@RaviTimilsina) August 4, 2023
A calm and composed man, who proudly served the young generation. Your selfless contribution to the Nepal cricket could never be forgotten, Gyanu dai ❤️. Thank you for all memories , brilliance and moments of pride.
LEGACY LIES FOREVER. 🇳🇵
Happy Retirement Gyanendra Malla 🙏 pic.twitter.com/w8T9ZcEAqa
— Anisha Dhungel (@_Anishaaaa) August 4, 2023
My interview with first cricketer was with Gyanendra Malla. He is so comfortable to work with. He is not just a great Cricketer but a great Human being as well. THANK U GYANU DAI for the contribution to Nepali cricket. Happy retirement Gyanu dai you are always my favorite ❤️ pic.twitter.com/Kmy7smT3uu
— Aakriti Singh (@Aakritib13) August 4, 2023
Gyanendra Malla's contribution in Nepali Cricket is immense. Today he announced his retirement, ending 17-year long career for Nepal. Wishing him best for his second innings.
— Samraat Maharjan (@MaharjanSamraat) August 4, 2023
Farewell to a Nepali Cricket Legend!
Today, we say goodbye to the incredible Gyanendra Malla as he announces his retirement from the game. Thank you, Gyanendra Malla, for your remarkable contributions to Nepali cricket. Your legacy will shine forever! #ThankYouGyanendraMalla pic.twitter.com/QrxsQlFV7P
— Kapil Shrestha (@KapilStha025) August 4, 2023
Nepal Cricket will be forever in debt for the invaluable contributions and dedication that Gyanendra Malla has brought to this sport . Such a brilliant human being and cricketer. Wishing best 2nd innings of his life
— Nepali Rising Cricket (@NepaliRising) August 4, 2023
Thank you for everything🙏
It has been a treat to watch your class and elegance with the bat🏏 Your contribution towards the game and Nepal Cricket is immense and a success.
Legend of the game, you will be missed❤️
Happy retirement legend.@gyanu_gm11 #gyanendramalla pic.twitter.com/o5ddnpcCzY
— Karan Siwakoti (@KaranSiwakoti) August 4, 2023
Div 5 dekhi ODI status samma. One of the nicest sportsman I've ever seen.
Farewell Gyanendra Malla. Legend 🇳🇵 pic.twitter.com/aozwAGQOAI
— Sushant Poudel (@sushant_poudel_) August 4, 2023
Thank you so much @gyanu_gm11 Dai for your valuable and immense contribution to Nepal Cricket 🇳🇵
If only we could bid you farewell at your last game in TU Ground but anyway Thank You So Much Dai.#GyanendraMalla
One of the greatest ever to grace a Cricket game for Nepal.🇳🇵 https://t.co/zMGySRLFot
— Gaurav Jung Karki (@karkigaurav701) August 4, 2023
From Division 5 to WC Qualifier and Asia Cup is just knocking the door as well but he still opts to bid farewell so that youngsters get more chances. LEGACY LIVES FOREVER, put your head up legend!Happy retirement Gyanendra Malla. ❤️🇳🇵
Best of luck for 2nd inning dai @gyanu_gm11 pic.twitter.com/sE40ub6PU1
— Umesh Chalise (@UmeshChalise) August 4, 2023
Thank you for your hard work, your efficient, your contribution for the nation 🇳🇵.@gyanu_gm11
Happy retirement legend.
One generation is completed.#Gyanendramalla #Nepalcricket pic.twitter.com/JR2fTgPLCl
— Ganesh Ghimire (@GaneshGhimire21) August 4, 2023
Nepal cricket has truly come a long way since Div 5 and you have been a great flag bearer for Nepal cricket throughout the ups and downs. 17 long years of service and that too in such dire conditions is something to appreciate and be proud off. Happy 2nd Innings @gyanu_gm11 👏🙏
— Sachin Sapkota 🇳🇵 (@sachinsapkota) August 4, 2023
A true team man. Always stood by his players. The most selfless cricketer. Happy retirement, Gyanu Dai. A career that achieved so much, a career that could have achieved so much more. Thank you for all the memories🥺.Best wishes for the second innings pic.twitter.com/2rDsf1xPuf
— Siddhant (@__s1ddhant__) August 4, 2023
Happy Retirement Gyanu Dai.
You were and always be the Most Stylish batter of the Nepali Cricket.
A Legend of the game in Nepal that we all Love.
— Lotus (@mountain_gooner) August 4, 2023
We might have criticized you when you didn’t perform on the field, but we all love you from our inner heart. Your dedication will inspire all the youths. Hope you will continue to serve Nepal cricket from any ways you prefer. Best wishes for the future legend! @gyanu_gm11 🙏 pic.twitter.com/3FbP6L57NQ
— Leenesh Pandey 🇳🇵 (@leenesh_king) August 4, 2023
डिभिजन ५ देखि यहाँसम्म नेपाली क्रीकेटलाई ल्याउन मूख्य भुमिका खेल्यौ,
कहिले ओपनिङ त कहिले रोल परिवर्तन गर्दै सधैं टोलीलाई जीत दिलाउन संघर्स गर्यौ ।
क्रीकेट र खेलाडीको विकासका लागि केही नसोची उभियौ,
सबैको अभिभावक बनी सबैको ढुकढुकीमा बस्यौ ।।
— Binay Koirala (@koiralabinay95) August 4, 2023
Just Knew about Gyanu Dai News, Shocked.
Any way His contribution will be remebered forever in Nepali Cricket what a Carrer and what a cricketer and Insipiring,Mentor for younger generation. Wishing him best for his second leg. Thank You Gyanendra Malla @gyanu_gm11 dai.
— Nischal Sharma (Cricket Freak) (@CricketNischal) August 4, 2023
Legendary Former Captain Gyanendra Malla announced his retirement from international cricket.
Thank You Gyanu dai !!
All the best for the next inning of your life. pic.twitter.com/nou3hY58hl
— Suvam Koirala 🏏 (@SuvamKoirala_45) August 4, 2023
A career of could/should/would haves, but given the circumstances when he started playing, a brilliant one. And even greater team man and mentor for youngster. Thanking for contribution and wishing you a success in whatever you do in second innings @gyanu_gm11 dai 👏❤️
— Better call Anish (@bettercallanish) August 4, 2023
A Fond Farewell: Former Nepali Cricket Captain Gyanendra Malla Retires from International Cricket#Newsupdate #newspaper #Dailynews #Headlines #Breaking #breakingnews #bnnbreaking #GyanendraMallaRetires #NepaliCricketLegend #CricketFarewell https://t.co/74EMRp06AZ
— Asim Khan (@leoasimkhan) August 4, 2023
Happy Retirement Gyanu Dai.
Your contribution to Nepali cricket would always be remembered by us. pic.twitter.com/0sZhfpzvva
— Rohan Raj Mudvari (@mudvari25) August 4, 2023
— Sagar !! (@bandagopikauli) August 4, 2023
Paras,Shakti,Basanta,Sharad and gyanendra are the five pillars of Nepali cricket,without them we can't even imagine the journey of Nepali cricket so far. Today, with the retirement of Gyanendra Malla, a great era of Nepali cricket history has come to an end. #Nepalcricketjourney
— Subash timalsina (@Timsubash) August 4, 2023
Nepal's most prolific batsman, great leader who sacrificed batting positions time and again, prestigious captaincy back then & now the position in the national side at a very young age.
Amidst criticism, served Nepal for almost two decades took Nepal from Division 5 to WCQs , pic.twitter.com/lbM88bPbP1
— Callyan Timsina (@CallyanTimsina) August 4, 2023
End of a SELFLESS career !
Thank you Gyanendra Malla dai for the immense contribution that you have made towards Nepal cricket.
— Supertramp👑📝 (@DYuvraaz) August 4, 2023
Former captain Gyanendra Malla retired form international cricket.
— Ccr Oli (@oli_ccr11) August 4, 2023