Former Indian pacer Sreesanth becomes father for second time

Former Indian pacer Sreesanth becomes father for second time

India bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth.  (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
India bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Former Indian fast bowler Shantakumaran Sreesanth and his wife Bhuvneshwari Kumari were blessed with their second child on Wednesday. The lanky fast bowler from Kerala represented the nation in 27 Tests and 53 ODIs from 2006-2011.

Sreesanth is already the father of a baby girl named Sree Sanvika who was born in May 2015. Sreesanth took to his Twitter handle to express his delight as it was apparent through his series of tweets. The discarded fast bowler spread joy and happiness among his fans on Twitter with his posts.

These were perhaps the happiest moments for the couple who had to face a lot of negativity and trouble in the past. Sreesanth who was a member of the 2007 and 2011 Indian World Cup winning teams was allegedly involved in spot-fixing during IPL 2013 and was subsequently banned for life by the BCCI. He was even behind the bars for a few months which was perhaps the most difficult phase in his life.

Bhuvneshwari, who was Sreesanth’s lady love back then supported him endlessly during his difficult times as the pair eventually tied the knot in late 2013. The couple was blessed with a baby girl in May 2015 who they named Sree Sanvika.

Sreesanth, who was a colorful character during his playing days was never away from controversies. He was involved in several on-field banters with fellow cricketers but nobody could question his talent. Though Sreesanth used to leak runs, he was a proper wicket-taking bowler and his seam position while releasing the ball was something exemplary.

His best Test figures of 5/40 came against South Africa at Johannesburg in 2006 which paved the way for India’s first Test win on South African soil. He was also instrumental in India winning the semi-final of the 2007 World T20 against Australia where he dismissed the destructive opening duo of Adam Gilchrist and Matthew Hayden.