Any individual born in a specific country wants to achieve something, and earn a name or a proud moment for one’s country; in short, a feeling of patriotism. There are some overseas cricketers who were born in India but play for a country abroad; one thing to keep in mind is that this movement could be because of some bad situation or a player’s family settled abroad after they were born. Given below are few of the names-:
1. Ish Sodhi
Sodhi was initially born in Ludhiana, Punjab but, his parents moved to New Zealand when he was four years old; he is a leg-spinner who made his debut in 2013 on the 15-man squad tour in Bangladesh. Ish had been working with another Kiwi spinner, Dipak Patel; even after all this, the player doesn’t have an impressionable career, and now plays in the leagues like IPL, CPL, BBL, and many more.
2. Monty Panesar
Mudhsuden Singh (Monty) was born on 25th April 1982 in Punjab; he is a former English International Cricketer; a left-arm spinner who made his debut in 2006 against India in Nagpur. His parents migrated to Luton in the 1970s; he had picked up 191 international wickets to his name, and he now is working as a commentator.
3. Naseer Hussain
Hussain was born in Madras, and his father got him hooked to cricket plus moved him to England; he was the captain of the team between 1999 to 2003. Naseer scored 30,000 runs from more than 650 matches with 62 centuries across all List-A and first-class. He joined Essex in 1987 after developing from a spin bowler to batsman while at school and playing for the various Essex youth teams; He was selected for England initially on the back of 990 runs scored for Essex in the County Championship of 1989. His international career almost ended in 2004, and the player shifted to commentating.
4. Ravi Bopara
Ravi was born in an Immigrant-Sikh family who played for England; Bopara wasn’t consistent with his game, and therefore couldn’t make name in international cricket. The player has also played for Kings XI Punjab in the IPL, Karachi Kings in the PSL, Chittagong Vikings in the BPL, and Sydney Sixers in the Big Bash League.
5. Senuran Muthusamy
Muthusamy is a South African cricketer of Indian-origin and ancestors in Tamil Nadu; he made his test debut for South Africa against India in 2019. His first international wicket was of the captain of the Indian team, Virat Kohli.
6. Hashim Amla
Amla was the fastest to 2,000 to 7,000 run mark in the 50 over format. He was born in Gujarat but later moved to South Africa and India lost a gem who would have bought a great fortune to the country in the Cricket world.
7. Shivnarine Chanderpaul
Chanderpaul was born in an Indo-Guianese family in the West Indies; his parents moved to India due to the indentured labor system. The batter was very well-known for his vast number of runs and was the first Indo-west Indian player to play 100 test matches for the country.
8. Devendra Bhisoo
Bhisoo is a spinner and another Windies player who was born in India; his origin is East Origin. In 2011, he made his debut in the world cup but couldn’t make it to the West Indies team and hasn’t been a part of it since March 2019. The player in total has played 36 tests, 42 ODIs, and seven T20s for the country.
9. Majid Khan
Majid is the son of Jahangir Khan, who is the cousin of the president of Pakistan and former cricket player Imran KHAN; was born in Ludhiana in 1946. The player though, grew up in Lahore, the capital of Punjab in Pakistan. Majid started his career as a pace bowler but later became a right-handed batsman and off-spinner because of his back injury. His tenure with Pakistan was between 1964 and 1983.
10. Stuart Clark
Clark was born to Anglo-Indian parents; his father, Bruce Clark was from Chennai while his mother Mary was from the Kolar Gold Fields. Stuart played 39 ODIs and 24 Tests for Australia taking 53 and 94 wickets respectively.