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S Sreesanth can play for India, feels Mohammad Azharuddin

According to Azhar, Sreesanth's is one of the most talented Indian pacers.

Mohammad Azharuddin
Former cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin. (Photo by Kunal Patil/Hindustan Times via Getty Images )

For the past few days, S Sreesanth has taken over the media platforms. After the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) decided not to allow the pacer from Kerala to play any competitive cricket again, S Sreesanth has come out with various allegations against the board. He got support from many fans, and now, he has the support of a former Indian skipper in the form of Mohammad Azharuddin.

The man who took Misbah-ul-Haq’s catch to hand India the first ever T20 World has accused the Indian board of exercising hypocrisy. According to the pacer, BCCI has taken action only against him while the other accused players are either plying their trade in the Indian Premier League or surprisingly, still playing in the Indian team. Such a comment has attracted many news channels and fetched reactions from everywhere.

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According to Azhar, the doorway to the national side is yet not shut for Sree. He also stated that the player, who apparently indulged in match-fixing, is one of the most talented players of his breed possessed by the nation. “Sreesanth is one of the most talented Indian pace bowlers,” Azhar said while speaking to Radio Mango during an interview held in Dubai.

“The doors of the Indian team have not been shut on him. Sree should come clean and wait patiently. The key is not to lose confidence,” the man who has 22 Test hundreds under his name further added.

Azhar and Sree: Out of the same closet?

While the man from Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh has come out in full support of the banned Indian pacer, he also had his share of humiliation, when the board banned him for the very same reason way back in 2000. Though the Andhra Pradesh High Court lifted the ban, stating it is “unsustainable”, that incident happened 12 years after the ban. Whether Sree’s career will follow a similar pattern or not remains yet to be seen.

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