"Mudhsuden Singh Panesar", known as "Monty Panesar" is an English people/English international cricketer who currently plays for Essex County Cricket Club/Essex. A left-arm orthodox spin/left-arm spinner, Panesar made his Test cricket/Test debut in 2006 against Indian Cricket Team/India in Nagpur and One Day International/one-day debut for England cricket team/England in 2007. In English county cricket he currently plays for Essex County Cricket Club/Essex, and has previously played for Northamptonshire County Cricket Club/Northamptonshire until 2009 and Sussex County Cricket Club/Sussex from 2010-2013, He has also played for the Highveld Lions cricket team/Lions in Cricket in South Africa/South Africa.

Born in Luton to Non-resident Indian and Person of Indian Origin/Indian parents, Panesar is a Sikh, and so hee wears a black Turban (Sikhism)#Patka/Keski Turban/patka (a smaller version of the full Sikh turban) while playing and training. Many of his fans have emulated him by wearing patkas and fake beards while watching him play.

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I got a lot of encouragement from the rest of the team, which helped to calm the nerves and that showed the togetherness we have as a team. We try to help each other on the field and it's nice to be part of that.

I'm really excited at the thought of an opportunity to bowl at such great players. I've played in India before with the Under-19s and it was a good experience for me. I'm proud of being the first Sikh to be picked for England, but my focus is on the cricket.

The crowd chant his name when he comes on to bowl, when he gets on the team bus there are big cheers for him and he is enjoying it.

It was my first experience playing with him - and playing with my other team-mates. It was great to be part of that. The whole experience has been amazing.