Ish Sodhi tried to comment in Punjabi, in a video posted by the ICC.© ICC / Instagram
New Zealand’s Ludhiana-born cricketer Inderbir Singh Sodhi, better known as Ish Sodhi, recently tried to comment in his native Punjabi in a video posted by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on social media. The light-hearted video was posted on Instagram by the ICC on Friday morning. “Meet Inderbir Singh Sodhi, our Punjabi commentator,” the ICC wrote in the caption accompanying the video. Sodhi introduces himself in Punjabi and says in the video that there should be Punjabi commentary for cricket matches and that he takes the initiative to start the same.
He continues, very briefly, to comment on the footage of an old cricket match. The footage shows a bowler kicking the ball with his right foot on the stumps to run a batsman out.
“Cristiano Ronaldo!” Sodhi shouts as he describes the incident in Punjabi. The video was warmly received by cricket fans and received more than 360,000 likes on Instagram within 15 hours of being posted.
Sodhi was currently in good form for New Zealand 2021 T20 World Cup, and has so far taken seven wickets in four games.
His performances helped his team bounce back from the first defeat against Pakistan to achieve three consecutive victories.
New Zealand is currently second in the Group 2 marks table, after losing to Pakistan and beating India, Scotland and Namibia in their four matches.
The team led by Kane Williamson tackles Afghanistan on Sunday in their last group stage match in Abu Dhabi.
If you win that match, New Zealand will enter the semi-finals of the tournament. However, a loss for them will result in a net run rate (NRR) being used to decide which team finishes second in the group behind Pakistan.
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