There are many such players in international cricket. They were born in India. Or their family being from India. But, today they are playing cricket for other countries.
Indian Origin Spinners: New Zealand spinner Ajaz Patel made history by taking 10 wickets in the first innings as the second Test between India and New Zealand in Mumbai became historic. He became the third bowler in the world to achieve this feat. He was preceded in death by Anil Kumble of India and Jim Laker of England. Ajaz has close ties with India and Mumbai. Ajaz was born in Mumbai. Let us know about the spinners who were born in India or have any connection with India. But, today they play a key role in foreign teams.
Ajaz: Born on October 21 in Mumbai. He lived here until 1996. His family moved to New Zealand. Ajaz has only played for New Zealand since then. He has taken 43 wickets in 11 matches for New Zealand so far. He also played in seven T20 Internationals for the Kiwis.
Ajaz has another Indian player in the squad. His name is Rachin Ravindra. Although Ravindra was born in Wellington, his parents are from India. Ravindra’s father Ravi Krishnamurthy moved to New Zealand in the 90’s. There is also a strange story behind his name. Inspired by Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid, his parents named him Rachin.
Ish Sodhi, another New Zealand spinner, is also on the list. Sodhi was born in Ludhiana. His parents moved to Auckland when Sodhi was very young. From there he learned the subtleties of cricket and made a name for himself on the New Zealand team today, especially in limited overs. Sodhi played 17 Tests, 22 ODIs and 66 T20I matches for New Zealand. New Zealand reach final of this year’s T20 World Cup. Sodhi played a key role in this.
There is also an Indian spinner in South Africa. This bowler is Keshav Maharaj. Keshav was born in South Africa. But, his father Atmanand was born in India. His father played cricket for Natal Province. However he was unable to play for his country. His son Keshav Maharaj fulfilled this dream. He has played 36 Tests, 15 ODIs and 6 T20I matches for South Africa so far.
Sunil Narine is one of the best spinners in the world. This mystery spinner was not born in India. But, his ancestors had ties with India. Narine has been catching everyone’s attention with his spin ever since he stepped on the cricket field. Most of the T20 bowlers are considered as Danger bowlers. For his country, the star has played six Tests, 65 ODIs and 51 T20I matches. He plays for Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL.
Monty Panesar, who proved to be England’s best spinner, also teamed up with India. He was born in England. But, his parents are from India. In 1979 his father Paramjit Singh moved to England with his wife Gurusharan Kaur. Born there, Panesar played international cricket for England. Monty played 50 Tests, 26 ODIs and one T20I for England.