Anjan Bista scored for Nepal in the 36th minute before Anirudh Thapa netted one for the visiting side at the Dashrath Stadium here.
Anirudh Thapa said Sandesh Jhingan's move to HNK Sibenik to play in the Croatian top-tier league Prva HNL is a 'big achievement' for Indian football.
The 23-year-old Thapa had tested positive for COVID-19 on June 3 and had been under quarantine in a separate room in the team hotel here since then.
Thapa tested positive on Wednesday, a day before India lost 0-1 to Asian champions Qatar in their joint World Cup and Asian Cup qualifiers in Doha.
Ever since the 2020-21 Indian Super League (ISL) season came to an end on March 13, most of India’s footballers haven’t kicked a ball in anger.
He said he recently changed his name on his phone and Instagram to 'thapinio' and 'ipadnio' as it is easier for other people to identify, especially European players and coaches.