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April 1, 2019
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Ish Sodhi (New Zealand Cricketer) Girlfriend, Weight, Height, Age, Records and More

By Kashif Sheikh

Known more popularly for his silent celebrations, Ish Sodhi is one of the very few bowlers keeping conventional leg-spin alive in today’s world of power hitting cricket. Sodhi has stuck to the basics despite the change in mindset, and prefers to give the ball some air and drift. After shining in his school days, he was tipped as New Zealand’s next Daniel Vettori. However, with competition from the likes of Mitchell Santner and Todd Astle, the journey was never going to be easy. However, after series of impressive performances, Sodhi did manage to rise through the ranks to become New Zealand’s first choice spinner. Despite being one of the top picks in Big Bash League, Sodhi was sidelined at the IPL auctions in 2018, and was not a part of it in 2019 as well. He will now be having his eyes fixed on the 2019 World Cup.


Name: Inderbir Singh Sodhi

Nickname: Ish

Role:
Right-arm Leg-spinner

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 6′

Weight (approx.): 72kg

Eye Colour: Black

Hair Colour: Black

Personal Life

Date of Birth: 31 October 1992

Age (as in 2018): 26 Years

Birth Place: Ludhiana, India

Zodiac sign/Sun sign: Scorpio

Nationality:
New Zealander

School: Papatoetoe High School, Auckland

College: NA

Educational Qualifications: NA

Family

Father: Rajbir Singh Sodhi

Mother: Sirat Sodhi

Sister: NA

Brother: NA

Coach/Mentor: Dipak Patel

Religion: Sikhism

Address: NA

Cricket Career

International Debut:

Test: vs Bangladesh, 9 October 2013, at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium

ODI: vs Zimbabwe, 02 August 2015, at Harare Sports Club

T20I: vs West Indies, 05 July 2014, at Windsor Park

Jersey Number: 61 (New Zealand)

Major Teams: New Zealand, New Zealand A, New Zealand-U19, Northern Knights, Nottinghamshire, Adelaide Strikers, Jamaica Tallawahs, Rajasthan Royals

Nature on field: Calm

Likes to play against: Australia, India

Records

  • Sodhi holds the record for the best score by a New Zealand number 10 batsman in tests for his 63 against Pakistan in 2014.
  • Ish Sodhi also holds the record for bowling Big Bash’s best bowling figures. His 6/11 against Sydney Thunders are second only to Lasith Malinga’s 6/7.
  • Career Turning Point

    Ever since making his debut for Northern Knights during the 2012-13 Plunkett Shield season, Ish Sodhi has consistently performed for his side to get a call up from the national side.

    Preferences

    Hobbies: Basketball, Movies

    Favourite Cricketers

  • Batsmen:
  • NA

  • Bowlers:
  • Anil Kumble, Daniel Vettori

    Favourite Cricket Ground: Sydney Cricket Ground, Australia

    Favourite Sportsmen: NA

    Favourite Food: NA

    Favourite Actors: NA

    Favourite Films: The Notebook (2004)

    Favourite Musicians/Singers: NA

    Favourite Destinations: NA

    Tattoos: NA

    Smoking/Drinking: NA/Yes

    Girlfriends, Spouse and Children

    Marital Status: Unmarried

    Affairs/Girlfriends: Not Known

    Wife/Spouse: NA

    Marriage Date: NA

    Children: NA

    Earnings

    Net Worth: USD 1.38 million

    Lesser Known Facts

  • Ish Sodhi is the only player to have been born in India who went on to play for New Zealand. His parents migrated to Auckland from Ludhiana when Sodhi was just four years old.
  • Sodhi started his career as a fast bowler. However, looking at his action and personality, his coach, Dipak Patel, suggested him to try Leg Spin.
    Kashif Sheikh