NZ spinner Ish Sodhi is getting married this year but his fiancée isn’t fond of cricket
the 26-year-old Ish Sodhi is set to play his first World Cup in England this year.
Updated - Apr 21, 2019 11:20 am
New Zealand’s India-born spinner Inderbir Singh Sodhi is currently playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 for Rajasthan Royals (RR) and will be representing his country in the ICC World Cup. The 26-year-old who was born in Ludhiana recently spoke to Hindustan Times over many issues and also revealed that he is getting married this year. Sodhi is playing in just his second IPL this year but has appeared in just one game in which he took one wicket which was of Kings XI Punjab’s top-order batsman Mayank Agarwal.
Ish Sodhi is also known to be a rapper
Having made his international debut in 2013 when he played in his first Test against Bangladesh, Sodhi has appeared in 17 Tests, 30 ODIs and 33 T20Is taking a total of 123 wickets. In first-class cricket, the leg-break bowler has 242 scalps besides 10 fifties which means he knows decent handling of the bat as well.
The man is also an aspiring rapper and has already chipped in for the RR besides New Zealand and has even worked with fellow cricketer Prashant Chopra. The Kiwis’ spinner is yet not nervous about featuring in his first World Cup squad and said the nervous energy will set in once the tournament begins.
However, the man divulged some interesting facts about his fiancée Angelina Van Roosemalen whom he is marrying this year. He said they have two ceremonies scheduled in New Zealand – a church wedding and a gurudwara wedding. “We’re also planning a reception in Punjab,” he was quoted as saying.
Ish Sodhi’s fiancée is not fond of cricket
About Angelina, Sodhi said she is not fond of cricket matches but loves the game because he himself plays it. He, however, rued that cricket keeps him away from his would-be wife who is an HR manager. Sodhi played six games in the IPL last year and ended up with five wickets at an average of 27 and with an economy rate of 5.86.