Aasif Sheikh, a Nepali cricketer, made history by scoring a half-century against India in Asia Cup 2023.

He debuted for Nepal in 2021 and partnered with Kushal Bhurtel to score 65 runs for the first wicket.

Sheikh faced three near-miss drops early on but persisted against Indian pacers.

Bhurtel raced to 38 off 25 balls before Shardul Thakur dismissed him.

Aasif Sheikh patiently crafted a composed 58 off 96 balls, getting out to Mohammed Siraj.

Born in 2001, Sheikh captained Nepal U-19 in 2018 Quadrangular Cricket Tournament and ACC Asia Cup.

He's known for scoring an unbeaten 111 in the 2016 Everest Premier League final.

Sheikh's sportsmanship earned him the 2022 ICC Spirit of Cricket Award.

His decision not to run out Irish batsman Andy McBrine showcased true sportsmanship.

Aasif Sheikh's historic half-century inspires Nepal's youth to pursue cricket at the highest level.