Sodhi has been one of the economical bowlers for Northern Knights © Getty Images
Sodhi has been one of the economical bowlers for Northern Knights © Getty Images

Sep 18, 2014

Ludhiana-born New Zealand leg-spinner who is representing Northern Knights in the Champions League T20 (CLT20) is looking forward to September 26 when his grandmother will come to watch him play against Kings XI Punjab at Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium, Mohali.

According to a report in Indian Express, 77-year-old Gurdeep Kaur, grandmother of Sodhi will travel to PCA, Mohali to watch him play. This will be the first time when his grandmother will watch him play live. Sodhi, moved to Auckland with his parents when he was just four.

“It would be very special when my grandmother comes to the stadium. I might plan a visit to Khanna and Ludhiana if my schedule permits. My father and mother have seen me play at the big stage but my relatives have not,” told Sodhi.

Raj Singh, father of Sodhi who works in an NGO in Auckland tells about the special bond between Sodhi and his grandmother.

“Ish is very attached to his grandmother. And when it was clear that Northern Districts would play in Mohali, Ish’s grandmother was the one who was most thrilled in the family. She has been telling everyone about it. It would have been super if Ish’s grandfather could have joined us too, but owing to his ill-health he is not allowed to travel,” said Singh.

Northern Knights won all the three matches in the qualifying stage and are now strongly pitched in the main draw of CLT20.