Monty Panesar, also known as Mudhsuden Singh Panesar, is a former England cricketer. On April 25, 1982, the left-arm spinner was born.
He has been a crowd favourite since his debut. With his dominance of the ball’s spin and his black turban, he became a power to be dealt with.
Monty’s career flourished thanks to his services to the Northamptonshire teams. In the year 2000, he was picked for the Under-19 team as a result of his performances.
He debuted in first-class cricket against Leicestershire in 2001. He had an excellent performance in this match, taking 8 wickets for 131 runs.
Monty made his Test debut against India on March 1, 2006. In his first match, he went on to take three wickets.
On January 12, 2007, he made his ODI debut against Australia. His success in this match was not particularly impressive. He only took one wicket and gave up 46 runs.
Rise to glory
Panesar rapidly grew to prominence in his sector. He soon identified himself as the first-choice spinner.
When he took 5/78 against Sri Lanka in his sixth test, he became the first bowler to take five wickets. He had a fantastic season the next season against Pakistan, taking 17 wickets in four test matches.
Following that, he took 23 wickets in four test matches against the West Indies during the 2007 home season.
As Graeme Swann returned to the team against India in 2008, Panesar began to lose his place as the team’s main spinner.
At the end of 2009, his international future was in danger, and he had no choice but to leave his home county of Northamptonshire and relocate to another.
He has played for a variety of clubs throughout his career. Until 2009, he represented Northamptonshire, his home county. He then went on to play for Sussex from 2010 to 2013. He then joined Essex, where he played from 2013 to 2015. In South Africa, he also played for the Lions.
The left-handed spinner has a small number of records to his credit. He has, however, a long list of accomplishments. In 2001, he received the NBC Denis Compton Award.
He was named Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 2007. His greatest accomplishment so far has been being a part of the Ashes-winning teams in 2009 and 2010-11.