The Kiwi leg spinner Inderbir Sodhi aka Ish Sodhi was born in Ludhiana and hence has his roots in Punjab, however; his grandmother belonged to Pakistan – previously known as the subcontinent or British India. Ish Sodhi, who claims himself a Half-Pakistani, expressed pleasure in returning to Pakistan; he said it feels good to return to Pakistan and reconnect with the desi culture.

Ish Sodhi is Working on His Daughter’s Punjabi-speaking Skills

Ahead of Karachi’s test, Ish Sodhi said that he has got a two-and-a-half-year-old daughter, and he wants her to learn some Punjabi. Sodhi himself was found speaking Punjabi in a video posted by the International Cricket Council (ICC) during T20 WC on social media. “Meet Inderbir Singh Sodhi, our Punjabi commentator,” ICC wrote in the caption accompanying the video. Introducing himself in Punjabi, Sodhi said there should be Punjabi commentary for cricket matches, and he is taking the initiative to start the same.

When asked if he would like to say something in Punjabi, he said, “Look, I’m trying hard you know, I don’t want to make my mum upset by saying something’s wrong but I’m like I’m just going to keep on developing.” The Ludhiana-born New Zealand cricketer said he is planning to visit Pakistan with his father to reconnect with their relatives. Talking about cricket, Sodhi said that Pakistan is a very strong side, and he is looking forward to learning the conditions here.

Pakistan Welcomes Newzealand Cricket Team in Traditional Style

The New Zealand Test side arrived in Karachi on 22nd December, where the kiwi players were welcomed with a traditional style in Ajrak. The visiting team will take on the hosts in the first Test match, starting on 26th December at the National Bank Cricket Arena. The second test will be staged at the Multan Cricket Stadium from 3rd January.

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