Ep. 121: Live Cricket Returns (feat. Monty Panesar)
Live cricket is finally back! In the first half of the show, Ashwin joins DJ as we discuss the big talking points from the West Indies win over England in the first test at Southampton - we cover it all, from the rainy restart to Black Lives Matter to Ben Stokes v Jason Holder to Tino Best v Archer to Jermaine Blackwood’s brilliant 95 in the chase.
In the second half, Varun and DJ get the amazing chance to speak to English left arm spinner Monty Panesar. We talk about Monty’s Gujarati (?) roots, his early career and making it to play test cricket for England and taking Sachin Tendulkar as his first test wicket. We also talk about his batting in the famous Ashes test at Cardiff and beating India in India in 2012. Monty tells us some sledging stories and how he battled with mental health issues. We include a lot of listener questions.
Black Lives Matter - Ebony Rainford-Brent https://twitter.com/1tip1hand/status/1280824942729277440?s=21 & Michael Holding https://twitter.com/1tip1hand/status/1280816042709827584?s=21
Emotional restart to cricket https://twitter.com/1tip1hand/status/1280887205876170752?s=21
Tino Best v Jofra Archer https://twitter.com/jofraarcher/status/1281691991139594241?s=21
George Dobell’s article on racism in English cricket https://www.thecricketmonthly.com/story/1225596/what-has-english-cricket-been-like-for-black-players
Monty takes Sachin and Dravid on debut https://youtu.be/geTWV6887Zc
Monty batting in Cardiff test https://youtu.be/aTLTcVrU9CE
Jermaine Blackwood Blue Tick Campaign https://twitter.com/1tip1hand/status/1282359012147843074?s=21