2006 highlight: Sixteen wickets in three Tests against Pakistan.
The first Sikh to play cricket for England brought a breath of fresh air to the game.
He shone in the summer Tests, taking eight wickets in the second encounter against Pakistan at Old Trafford.
And the left-arm spinner became a cult figure with his cheery outfield antics and sheer love of the game.
Panesar's accuracy and guile helped book a spot on the Ashes tour down under.