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Batting for yourself so you can bowl for your country | Ish Sodhi | TEDxManukau
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Ish describes the distilled essence of what he has learnt it takes to be a successful international sports person. It is a simple yet effective mantra, as evidenced by the lift in his career, applicable beyond the arena of professional sport.

Ish Sodhi is a New Zealand (NZ) cricketer known for his right-arm leg spin bowling and right handed batting. Born in India before moving to NZ at the age of four, he made his international debut in 2013 before achieving the best score (63) by a number ten batsman in Test cricket in 2014. It was not until March 2016 however that he made his family face a dilemma of loyalty; they had always been devout supporters of the Indian cricket team, but now Ish was about to face their team wearing the colours of NZ. In the end Ish’s family were cheering despite a loss for India; it was largely thanks to Ish’ spectacular bowling that NZ won.

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