He will continue to grip like a python and go on to rule like a Sultan. Monty Panesar is on his way back to become the best spinner of England.
The first Sikh to represent a country other than India in Test cricket has an excellent horoscope. He has as many as four planets: Sun, Moon, Uranus and ‘Planet-Y’ in exaltation, promising a legend in the making. This phenomenon shows that he would play an important role in the cricketing folklore -- of a magnificent touring English team that would conquer India under Captain Cook.
The Sheik of tweak had been through some remarkable early success and then a plunge in his career. But the period from 2012 to 2015 would be the best phase of his career and mark his resurrection and ascension to be the #1 spinner of England and one of the best in the world.
Unlike in the past, Monty would hunt effectively in partnership with Graeme Swann and by the end of 2014, would even better his teammate. Monty would put up some stupendous shows in New Zealand, West Indies and Sri Lanka. Expect one of the best performances of his career against the Aussies in the Ashes 2013-14.
Though Mudhsuden is not in England’s plan in the shorter versions of the game, he will be a revelation in Twenty20s. Expect him to pull off some astonishing victories for his clubs. The Sussex star would continue to be a match winner and crowd puller despite his limitations in fielding and bowling variations. The master of turn and bounce will also be a successful entrepreneur post his retirement.
—Lobo is a city-based astrologer