Monty Panesar sends letters to first class counties with an aim to revive his career

Monty Panesar has played 50 Test matches for Englalnd.

Monty Panesar last played for England in 2013. (Sky Sports)

England spinner Monty Panesar has sent out letters to all the 18 first class counties with an attempt to revive his career. Panesar who played his last Test for England in 2013 in an exclusive interaction with BBC Sport said that he sent those letters out some four to six weeks ago. 

"I'm hoping that one of the county coaches can give me a go - give me a net, give me a trial," he said.

"I still have huge ambitions to play in the professional game."

Panesar, 36, took 167 Test wickets at an average of 34.71 for England, and last played during the 5-0 Ashes whitewash in Australia in 2013.

Panesar spent much of his career at Northamptonshire, before joining Sussex in 2010. He was released in 2013 after urinating on a bouncer at a nightclub.

Panesar is also keeping a close eye on the first England versus India Test match at Edgbaston and was also seen to be present at the stands on Day 1. 

(Inputs from BBC Sport) 


By Anshuman Roy - 03 Aug, 2018

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