Pardeep Sahu Biography
Pardeep Sahu is an Indian professional cricketer who plays for the Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League.
He was born on 21st August 1985 and from the Bhiwani district in Haryana, India.
He usually plays as a bowling all-rounder but is mostly utilised as a bowler. He bowls right-arm leg break googly and is a right-handed batsman.
Living under the shadows of a more successful leg spinner from Haryana, named Amit Mishra, he only made a handful of appearances for Haryana since making his debut in the 2002-03 season.
He was relatively unknown as a cricketer before his stint in the IPL, and even shifted to Mumbai in 2012 to work as a auditor for the Comptroller and Auditor General of India. A typical leg-spinner, his typical variations are the zooter and the flipper.
He grew up idolising Shane Warne and still watches videos of the legendary spinner to learn the tricks of the trade. He also admired Rahul Dravid, Yuvraj Singh and Virender Sehwag.
He made his debut in First Class cricket for Haryana as a 17 year old in the 2002-03 season. He garnered some attention back then as a young talent, but failed to perform well and eventually faded into oblivion.
Rise to Glory
He first got a taste of success in 2003 playing for Haryana in the Ranji Trophy at Rohtak. Playing against Tripura, he got his maiden five-wicket haul and returned figures of 6/96 which remains his best performance in first-class cricket.
In November 2014, he became the fourth bowler in Mumbai’s Kanga League A to take all ten wickets in an innings. He was signed by the Rajasthan Royals the next year, in IPL. He was signed by Kings XI Punjab in 2016 and played in 5 matches for the franchise. He was resigned for the 2018 edition of IPL by Punjab.