Kathmandu- Youngster Siddhnat Lohani’s helicopter shot against Jersey at the ICC T20 WCQ 2015 in Ireland and Scotaland won the play of the tournament award defeating Afghanistan’s Shafiqullah Shafiq’s six off the hat-trick ball on voting.
More than 1,00,000 votes were casted out of which Siddhant got 60% of the vote while Shafiqullah got only 40 % of the vote.
Eight of the very best plays from the tournament were selected from eight different countries at the Qualifier, which saw six sides qualify for the ICC World Twenty20 to be held in India in 2016.
In the first stage, Shafiqullah Shafiq hitting the hat-trick ball for a maximum, Safyaan Sharif’s unique run-out against Afghanistan, Gary Wilson’s stumping to dismiss Hong Kong’s Nizakat Khan, Bernard Scholtz’s triple-wicket maiden against Namibia, Siddhant Lohani’s helicopter shot, a stunning diving catch from Hong Kong’sKinchit Shah, Peter Borren’s magnificent ramp shot for Six against Ireland and Mahuru Dai’s run-out of Nepal’s Binod Bhandari were chosen.
After the first two rounds of voting, Lohani’s helicopter shot and Shafiqullah hitting the hat-trick ball for a six made it to the final stage to show-down to be selected as the winner.
Watch the Siddhant’s helicopter shot here