12 September 2021

Mikyo Dorji- The Big Promise in Bhutanese Sports

Mikyo Dorji is on the national news several times. Each time it was for breaking a new barriers and setting a new benchmark. It's hard to believe that he is just a college student who is already on the national cricket team and now singed by an international club. 

Last week, when the news of Mikyo Dorji joining Lalitpur Patriots came on BBS, I was reminded of the first two times he came on news. It was in 2015 May, when St. Joseph's School in North Point recognized Mikyo for his excellence in cricket, volley and basket with the rare White Coat. It's said that the prestigious award was conferred to only 12 students in the entire history of the school. Mikyo was the first Bhutanese. 

Mikyo joins the defending Champion, Lalitpur Patriots, Nepal

In the October of the same year, his school awarded him the most coveted Depelchin Gold Medal. That was for the overall 'most outstanding student' in the school up to class X. That's like the life time achievement award for the entire school years. That talks about his consistancy over the years he spent in the school. 

2015 May on BBS

Going by the two huge recognitions coming from a reputed school in a country as big as India we can guess what stuff Mikyo is made of. He was only 16 then. We would think it's way too young for him to handle professional sports but in the world of sports that's where the shining must begin. Younger the better. His career in India was set.

But I am proud that he returned to Bhutan and joined the national cricket team first. Signing with the Nepali cricket club is just the beginning for the young man. I foresee Mikyo joining an IPL team and make whole of Bhutan watch him play on TV aganist the best in the world someday soon.

2021 Sept. BBS

 

Much like Chencho Gyeltshen has forged the path into the international football arena, Mikyo is the next generation. When Mikyo makes it to the biggest cricket league in the world, one can only imagine the kind of money he will be signing on. When that day comes, Bhutanese cricket will shine too. 

May Mikyo inspire younger Bhutanese to embrace sports professionlly and achieve excellence. 

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