SA vs NED paul van meekeren worked as delivery boy for Uber Eats netherlands big upset in World Cup

Paul van Meekeren Delivery Boy Netherlands Upset in World Cup 2023: It is said that dreams do come true. Dutch cricketer Paul van Meekeren has made this dream come true. On Tuesday, the Netherlands pulled off the second major upset of the 2023 World Cup by defeating South Africa, making it two big wins. This included 2 wickets in 9 overs from Paul van Meekeren. Paul dismissed Aiden Markram for 1 and Marco Jensen for 9 runs. The special thing is that this bowler once used to work as food delivery in Uber Eats.

In fact, in November 2020, Paul had revealed that he worked as a delivery boy at Uber Eats to earn his livelihood during the Covid pandemic. After obtaining British citizenship, his goal was to play for England. However, this is not the first time Paul has done something big. There are many records in his name.

Who is Paul van Meekeren?
Paul Adriaan van Meekeren was born on 15 January 1993. He is a Dutch cricketer who has played for Gloucestershire County Cricket Club. He has played for Somerset and Durham in English county cricket at domestic level and for St Kitts and Davis Patriots in T20 franchise cricket. He is a right-handed batsman and right-arm medium fast bowler.

Van Meekeren made his T20I debut on 20 April 2013 against Kenya. About a month later, on 31 May, he made his ODI debut in the one-off match against South Africa, where he took the wicket of Hashim Amla. In the first round of the 2016 World T20, he took 4 for 11 against ICC full member Ireland. This is his best performance in T20Is.

In January 2017, Van Meekeren was named in the Netherlands’ squad for the inaugural Desert T20 Challenge. Against Hong Kong, he broke the record for the highest score by a number 11 batsman in T20 Internationals by scoring 18 runs from 11 balls. He is the only person to hit multiple sixes while batting at number 11 in T20.