Full Name

Reetinder Singh Sodhi

Born

October 18, 1980, Patiala, Punjab

Age

42y 49d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium

Other

Referee

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

Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
ODI181432806725.4538173.490216690
FC6910493680251*38.73619220
List A1098925292212545.65423390
T201410145125.005581.81003050
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
ODI181446236552/312/3173.004.7492.4000
FC69669429911025/3029.322.6865.630
List A10932592568615/225/2242.094.7253.4110
T201469612653/233/2325.207.8719.2000
Umpire & Referee
FormatMatReferee
FC77
List A1111
T2077
Reetinder Sodhi exults after claiming a wicket in the final of the 2005 Cathay Pacific / Standard Chartered Hong Kong International Cricket Sixes
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Mohammad Kaif and Reetinder Singh Sodhi were stars in India's U-15 World Cup win
Dinesh Karthik and Reetinder Sodhi combine to dismiss Mohammad Hafeez
Dinesh Karthik and Reetinder Sodhi combine to dismiss Mohammad Hafeez
Sodhi has to go after the briefest of stays
Reetinder Sodhi appeals for the wicket of Hussain , but not out.
The Indians get together in celebration, as yet another Lankan wicket has fallen