Thousands of cricket fans here burst into frenzied celebrations after a thrilling win against Afghanistan on Thursday.

The cricket fever spared none — gripping all from the common man right up to the country’s president, Ram Baran Yadav.

Several big screens were installed in major corners of the city where the match was broadcast live.

Thousands of cricket fans assembled with Nepali jerseys and extended support to the national team. Though Nepalis love football more than cricket, the nation’s recent ticket to World T20 has changed the entire cricket landscape of the country.

The Prime Minister’s Office instructed state-owned Nepal Electricity Authority not to cut power when Nepal was playing.

“Our guys really made us proud in Bangladesh today,” said former Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal in a statement. — IANS

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