New Delhi. It is the dream of every youth to get the wicket of God of cricket Sachin Tendulkar, but if the master blaster’s wicket is found as the first international wicket of his career, then what is the point. Something similar happened with Indian-origin English cricketer Monty Panesar. Born in England, Monty managed to take the wicket of Sachin Tendulkar on his international debut. Today is Monty Panesar’s birthday. He has turned 41 years old. Let us tell you about one of his stories today.
Born in 1982 in Bedfordshire, England, Monty Panesar’s family had left India decades ago and were living there. Monty made his debut in international cricket in the year 2006 on the basis of his brilliant cricket. The special thing is that Monty got a chance to make his international debut on Indian soil only. He landed in Nagpur during the match against India and was successful in dismissing Sachin Tendulkar in the first innings itself. Monty considers the God of cricket as his idol. In such a situation, after the match was over, he also reached to meet Sachin.
Sachin gave a befitting reply
Monty Panesar came to take Sachin’s autograph on the ball for the purpose of making this special moment even more special. Monty told during an interview that Sachin signed the ball with a big heart. Along with this, he also said with a smile that it is like ‘Once in Blue Moon’. Means you have got me out by mistake once, it is not going to happen again on the cricket field. During his career, Monty took Sachin’s wicket a total of four times.
Monty Panesar urinated on the bouncer
In the year 2013, the fans of Monty Panesar saw a face which no one would have imagined. In fact, in a nightclub in England, Monty created a lot of ruckus after drinking alcohol at midnight. He also misbehaved with women. Bouncer tried to get them out. During this, this spinner also urinated on him. However, later he also apologized for the whole incident. In the same year, his international career also got a break. Then he did not get a chance in the England team again.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : April 25, 2023, 09:41 IST