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Full name Reetinder Singh Sodhi
Born October 18, 1980, Patiala, Punjab
Current age 34 years 160 days
Major teams India, Ahmedabad Rockets, Kings XI Punjab, Punjab
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|ODI debut||India v Zimbabwe at Cuttack, Dec 2, 2000 scorecard|
|Last ODI||India v West Indies at Jodhpur, Nov 21, 2002 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Hyderabad (India) v Punjab at Hyderabad (Deccan), Jan 10-12, 2007 scorecard|
|List A debut||1996/97|
|Last List A||Punjab v Rajasthan at Jaipur, Mar 26, 2007 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Haryana v Punjab at Delhi, Apr 3, 2007 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Jammu & Kashmir v Punjab at Delhi, Oct 25, 2010 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|2, 2/6||India||v New Zealand||Kowloon||7 Nov 2010||Other OD|
|0/10, 6||India||v Sri Lanka||Kowloon||7 Nov 2010||Other OD|
|1/18, 6||India||v Pakistan||Kowloon||6 Nov 2010||Other OD|
|4||Punjab||v J + K||Delhi||25 Oct 2010||T20|
|4||Punjab||v Services||Delhi||24 Oct 2010||T20|
|-||Kings XI||v Chargers||Dharamsala||16 Apr 2010||T20|
|-||Kings XI||v Daredevils||Delhi||11 Apr 2010||T20|
|4*||Kings XI||v Mum Indians||Mohali||9 Apr 2010||T20|
|21, 0/17||India||v New Zealand||Kowloon||1 Nov 2009||Other OD|
|0/16||India||v Pakistan||Kowloon||31 Oct 2009||Other OD|
Reetinder Sodhi may not be the most abundantly talented youngster in the land but he makes up for that inadequacy by sporting a zealous, combative and industrious disposition. A hard hitting batsman, no-frills medium pacer and hyperactive fieldsman, he first burst into national recognition in August 1996 with a superb allround display (3 for 34 and 82 not out) as captain to win the Under-15 World Cup final against Pakistan at Lord's. Less than four months later, Sodhi was making his first-class debut against Delhi in the Ranji Trophy at the age of 16 years, 54 days. He was following in the footsteps of father Mahesh Inder Singh who also played in the Ranji Trophy for Punjab. His maiden century arrived the following season when he cracked an unbeaten 200 against Delhi at Patiala.
Sodhi's blooding into international cricket was always on the cards after he was part of a second World Cup winning squad. As vice-captain of the Under-19's in Sri Lanka in January 2000, he was once again Man of the Final. He played four of the five one-dayers against Zimbabwe towards the end of the year, with modest success until the final game when he struck a half century and took his first two wickets. Sodhi held the promise of filling the breach at No.6 in the one- day squad, but a string of low scores led to his ouster.
Sodhi signed with the Ahmedabad Rockets in the inaugural ICL season, but broke ties with the unofficial league in 2009. He was then among the 71 players granted amnesty by the BCCI.
Sankhya Krishnan June 2009
The SCG might be India's preferred semi-final venue at this World Cup, but persistent rain in the lead-up has left them worried their spinners may not get the help they are widely expected to
Over the last few months, he has slowly moved from a flashy finisher, to a more measured risk manager
India's Plan A in this World Cup had worked flawlessly over seven matches. When they came up against the toughest opponents in the World Cup, however, they were left scrambling for a back-up plan
It was Grant Elliott and New Zealand's time in Auckland. Not South Africa's. But the Proteas will leave this tournament wondering when that will ever change. Maybe next time.