Ish Sodhi in IPL 2020
Ish Sodhi in IPL 2020

Sodhi’s return to IPL with dual role to play

Sodhi(leg spinner) who played 8 IPL matches for Rajasthan Royals picked up 9 wickets with an economy of 6.69.  He was released by the Rajasthan Royals’s franchise before the IPL 2020 Auction but returns to Rajasthan Royals with a dual roles to do. The 27 year old spinner takes part in Rajasthan Royals as a spin consultant and also as operation executives in the upcoming IPL season.

Ish Sodhi
Ish Sodhi

              Innings         wickets

Test  :      31                 41

ODI  :      31                 40

T20I :      44                 53

                                              IPL   :       8                   9

Sodhi said : “I am delighted to be taking on this new challenge at Rajasthan Royals with this dual role. Having played for two seasons for the Royals, I have formed a great level of understanding with all the people involved with the franchise, and they have always been very supportive of me. Therefore, I did not have to think twice when this opportunity was offered to me by the Royals’ management. I love this franchise and want to help us win the IPL this year”.

“It is a fascinating opportunity for me, to be involved in the coaching staff at such a young age, while also supporting and learning about the operations of the business. I am very much looking forward to developing my coaching skills alongside Sairaj and learning from Jake on business operations”.

Zubin Bharucha-Director of team

Rajasthan Royals director of cricket  Zubin Bharucha said : “We are very happy to welcome back Ish to the Royals family in his new role. The induction of Ish in this dual role demonstrates the Royals’ commitment to recognise and reward young talent to develop into masters in their field of work. I congratulate Ish on his new stint and wish every cricket fan across the globe gets behind the team when Rajasthan Royals kicks off its new season this summer.”

 Shreyas Gopal’s Ex-team mate

All-rounder Shreyas Gopal welcomes Sodhi, who is a team mate in previous IPL matches said : “I am so excited that Ish is joining the Royals’ support staff this year. I love chatting to him in the nets about the strategy for upcoming matches, developing new deliveries and learning from his international experiences. I think him and Sairaj will be a great combination for me and the other spinners this year. Ish has actually already been a great mentor to me and really helps my preparation for matches. He is such a good guy to have in the camp, so I’m delighted he is coming back”.