First Cricketer To Score ODI Century in Batting at 8: Ireland’s Simi Singh. Very small did Simi know that fate had something else in store. For him, cricket followed him to Ireland as well. It is disappointed that his cricketing career was not going wherever. At the age of 18-year-old Simranjit Singh of Mohali, Punjab. Pressed his bags for Ireland in 2005 to seek after hotel management.
Simranjit Singh aka Simi Singh
He came to know that he might seek after his cricket. And academics at the same time. In 2006, he joined Malahide Cricket Club in Dublin as a professional. Life was supposed to come full circle for the Mohali-born cricketer. He scored his maiden international century against South Africa. At the same ground, his cricketing journey in Ireland started. “It was truly an emotional thump. After completing my century, at that moment, I saw my whole journey in a flashback.
Scoring a century at this ground. Where it all began, is going to remain until the end of time with me. Simi Singh told IndiaToday a report from Dublin.
One of Simi’s Irish partners is Harry Tector. He was his student when he used to be a coach at the YMCA Cricket Club in Dublin. “Harry was 12 when he joined the academy at the YCC. I was his coach, and then one who handed his debut cap. Singh said, “It has been a very long journey.
Simi Singh’s milestone man
Simi Singh scored an unbeaten 100 against South Africa. The third ODI at Malahide Cricket Club in Dublin. In any case, Simi’s exertion wasn’t sufficient as South Africa. And overwhelmed in Ireland by 70 runs of the series at 1-1. In any case, Simi Singh made a record. He became the first-ever cricketer to score an ODI century batting at No 8 or lower. He surpassed England’s, Sam Curran. They scored a brave 95 against India in Pune earlier this year.