THE considered Monty Panesar wheeling away in wild-eyed jubilation after taking a wicket nonetheless brings a fond smile to the face of any England cricket fan.
His days as a top-level sportsman could also be over, however the 35-year-old is getting into a brand new part now he is been confirmed as one of many celebs becoming a member of Dancing On Ice. This is the lowdown on him.
Who’s Monty Panesar?
Monty Panesar is a former England cricketer who turned a agency followers’ favorite throughout his seven-year worldwide profession.
Born in Luton, Bedfordshire, on April 25 1982, he made his county debut with Northamptonshire aged simply 19 in 2001.
He broke into the England aspect in 2006 and went on to play 50 Checks for his nation, taking 167 wickets together with his typically devastating left-arm spin bowling.
His infectious enthusiasm, wild celebrations and unintentionally hilarious fielding endeared him to England’s rowdy supporters, the Barmy Military.
Certainly, his followers typically took to imitating the Sikh star by mimicking his distinctive patka headgear and sporting pretend beards, and nicknamed him The Python, after the comedy legends.
Monty made the final of his England appearances in the course of the disastrous 2013/14 Ashes tour, which resulted in a 5-Zero Australia victory.
He spent a pair extra seasons on the county circuit, though his cricket suffered resulting from off-field points, and made made his final skilled look in 2016.
What’s occurred in Monty Panesar’s life exterior cricket?
In August 2013, Monty made headlines off the sphere when he was fined by police after being caught urinating on bouncers after they turfed him out of a nightclub.
The incident, which occurred within the early hours after a boozy night time out in Brighton, led to spinner being launched by his then county Sussex.
It got here shortly after the breakdown of his marriage to long-term companion Gursharan Rattan, who he had wed in 2010.
When taking part in for Essex in 2015, Monty was made unavailable for choice by his county resulting from “off-field points”, and was axed on the finish of the season.
Final 12 months, Monty bravely opened up on how psychological well being points which had blighted the latter phases of his profession, and have become an envoy for the Skilled Cricketers’ Affiliation.
He revealed that he had suffered from anxiousness and paranoia, stemming from a lack of shallowness, and stated reluctance to take remedy made his issues worse.
Is Monty Panesar occurring Dancing On Ice 2018?
This summer season, Monty completely revealed to The Solar that he rejected presents from I am A Superstar and The Bounce in a bid to resurrect his cricket profession.
Nevertheless, after a season away from the skilled recreation, a stint on a distinct actuality present might show a springboard to a comeback.
In September 2017 The Solar revealed that Monty had signed as much as Dancing On Ice and this was confirmed by the cricketer on BBC Radio 5 Dwell initially of November.
He stated: “It is a nice alternative to maintain myself match and motivated and check out a distinct sport. I’m wanting ahead to it, it’s going to be very thrilling.”
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