25 January, 2021

Sadde Spin, It's Coming In To You

A fond family and a throng of proud Sikh relatives are thrilled to have one of their own in the England cricket team

Sadde Spin, It's Coming In To You
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Mudhsuden Singh Panesar, 23, better known as Monty Panesar, will be in action in the Mohali Test in his native Punjab this week, watched by a fond family and a throng of proud Sikh relatives, thrilled to have one of their own in the England cricket team. For Paramjit Singh and Gursharan Kaur, Monty’s parents who flew across from England to watch their son make his Test debut in the land of his forefathers, his playing in Punjab has made it that much more special. They organised a special akhand path of the Guru Granth Sahib at a gurudwara in Nangal for their son’s success. Paramjit left India for England about 30 years ago to work as a humble carpenter and, over time, acquired a British citizenship. Though he’s worked hard to get Monty where he is now, Paramjit confesses that "it was a bit of dilemma initially". Because, as he puts it, "all along I’ve been cheering for India in cricket matches, but now I have to change my loyalties. I cheer for Monty now.... Monty was born and brought up in England, and his cricketing talent has been nurtured by that country.

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