S Sreesanth confident of trumping youngsters if ban is lifted
He was recently seen in the 12th season of Bigg Boss.
Updated - Jan 1, 2019 4:51 pm
S Sreesanth has been the controversial figure over the last few years in the Indian cricket. He was part of India‘s both World Cup-winning squads in 2007 and 2011 but the spot-fixing allegations on him during the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2013 left his career on the crossroads. Since then, the cricketer hasn’t been allowed to take the field by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
Though the allegations on him were removed later by the court, the BCCI stayed put to its stance on the lifetime ban of him. Sreesanth then fought the case in the court several times only to lose it and is still figuring ways out to play his beloved game. But with age not on his side, his career is all but over. Having said that, the 35-year-old is confident of triumphing over the youngsters if given a chance to play.
I deserve a chance to play club cricket
In an interview to the Times of India, S Sreesanth once again expressed his disappointment on not being able to play the game he loves the most. The cricketer felt that he deserves a chance to play club cricket at least and if he gets an opportunity, is confident of proving that his fitness is better than some of the youngsters.
“I totally deserve a chance to play club cricket, so that I at least get to prove my fitness levels and play for the Kerala cricket team. If my ban is lifted and I get to play for six months, I will give a lot of youngsters a run for their money,” Sreesanth said.
Sreesanth, recently, was in the much-famed reality show Bigg Boss 12 where he qualified for the final only to lose by a whisker. During his stay in the house, a lot of controversies arose even as he time and again expressed his feelings about not playing cricket.