Sreesanth opens up about the times he would cry back to hotel after being thrown out of stadium
I was crying my way back to the hotel thinking why is it happening to me: Sreesanth
Published - Nov 7, 2017 6:46 pm | Updated - Nov 7, 2017 6:46 pm
If every word coming from the mouth of former Indian international S Sreesanth is to be believed in, on the basis of his latest interview with a renowned channel, then it is a matter of great travesty for someone who has been part of two World Cup-winning campaign.
Life for once upon a time India’s strike bowler hasn’t been easy as his fight for justice has only forced him to meander from one court to the other. BCCI reinstated the life ban on Sreesanth and the body has also decided to not provide him with the NOC for playing even charity matches, let along foreign franchise league.
“I was invited to play in Bahrain for a Charity match along with my close friends Irfan Pathan, RP Singh and other cricketers who received their NOCs from BCCI. I did not pursue any NOC as the organizers were Malayalis who were excited to see me play especially after my ban got lifted,” claimed S Sreesanth during his interview with Republic.
“Suddenly, an official came to me and reported that BCCI has issued an Objection Certificate and ordered me not to take part in the charity match. In fact, Irfan’s and RP’s NOC were also revoked due to my participation in the particular league,” further revealed the speedster.
That said, this wasn’t it for the Royals bowler as soon after he was also asked to leave the stadium as the board threatened the organizers to deal with consequences with the presence of Sreesanth. “However, the worst thing happened that day when the organizers requested me to take part as a guest to watch the match because I wasn’t allowed to play the match,” added Sree.
The Kerala speedster also shunned out of Chinnaswamy Stadium
“Further, yet another official came up to me and apologized asking me to leave as there were emails sent to them that they would face consequences if they are seen with me. Not to hog sympathy on live television but I was crying my way back to the hotel thinking why is it happening to me,” elaborated the fast bowler about the incident.
As a matter of fact, the bowler who once intimidated the likes of Hayden and Symonds with his aggression is now being shunned out of even stadiums in India. “I was also part of the Celebrity Cricket League while coaching the Telegu Warriors before I was thrown out of the Chinnaswamy Stadium. Mr Brijesh Patel didn’t like my presence in the stadium, even after my judiciary case got over,” concluded an emotional Sreesanth.