Panesar credits Ashes recall to yoga, Ryan Giggs

Updated: Sep 24, 2013, 13:29 PM IST

London: England player Monty Panesar has said that his recent Ashes recall is all down to Yoga and some help from footballer Ryan Giggs.

According to the Mirror, as commonsense prevailed, and England named Panesar as their back-up spinner in Australia this winter, he tweeted `Absolutely thrilled to be in Ashes squad`, with a rash of accompanying hashtags revealing his excitement and positive outlook.

At face value, he is fortunate to make England`s 17-man squad after his `Watergate` scandal last month, when he was arrested in Brighton for urinating on nightclub bouncers, the report said.

Panesar said that he does a lot of yoga, on a daily basis, to keep his mind and body fresh, adding that after reading that Ryan Giggs does yoga, he thought there must be something in it.