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I have to prove myself every time I get a chance: Lamichhane

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New Delhi, Apr 21:  Opportunities in the IPL have been few and far between for Sandeep Lamichhane and Nepal’s teenage spinner says he has to “prove” himself every time he gets a chance.

His three wickets, including that of Chris Gayle, played an influential role in Delhi Capitals’ five-wicket victory over Kings XI Punjab, which broke their jinx at home here on Saturday night.

“I have always wanted to do my job. I have to prove myself every time I get my chance,” the 18-year-old leg-spinner said at the post-match press conference.

This was Delhi’s second win in five outings here, with one coming in the Super Over, and sixth overall.

Considering the talent and the results, he may not have played as many matches as he would have loved to, but Lamichhane has no complaints.

“Sometimes it feels disappointing (being not picked in the playing XI), but at the end of the day, you need good reserves and I think they have got much more knowledge on cricket.

“They have plans in their minds and that’s why they chose different playing XIs. You just need to keep improving,” said the Nepal national team spinner who has played T20 leagues across the world.

The pitch at the Feroz Shah Kotla has been a major bone of contention in this edition of the league, but the spinner believed his team would be happy to play their remaining two home games on similar tracks.

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