Yuzvendra Chahal enjoys a dig taken at S Sreesanth
Sreesanth's life-time ban got reduced to seven years.
Published - Aug 26, 2019 4:54 am | Updated - Nov 2, 2019 6:35 pm
S Sreesanth’s career went into the doldrums ever since the spot-fixing scandal for the Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League. Thereafter, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) disciplinary committee, slapped him with a life ban. He hasn’t played a competitive game ever since and has been seen active in movies and featuring in television reality shows like Bigg Boss.
However, recently he got a much-needed breather as his ban has now been reduced to seven years by the BCCI ombudsman. On Tuesday, Justice DK Jain put forth the decision that his ban will end on September 13, 2020. Jain considered the fact that the tainted cricketer co-operated with the inquiry. It was observed that BCCI could not contest Sreesanth’s plea that the alleged offenses did not substantially damage the IPL’s commercial value.
Sreesanth eyeing 100 Test wickets
Earlier, the Supreme Court set aside the life ban imposed by BCCI disciplinary committee and asked the Board Ombudsman to reconsider within three months, the quantum of punishment. After the decision, Sreesanth is now planning to make his comeback.
He is currently on 87 Test wickets and he is now planning to pull the curtains down on his career with 100 scalps. Sreesanth said that he always wished to play under the leadership of Virat Kohli.
“I am extremely delighted with what I have heard now. Thanks to each one of my well-wishers who prayed for me and the prayers have been answered. I am 36 now and next year I will be 37. I have 87 Test wickets and my aim is I want to finish my career with 100 Test wickets. I am confident that I can return to the Indian Test team and always wanted to play under Virat Kohli,” he said.
In the meantime, a supporter on Instagram took a dig at Sreesanth, saying that he should first think of the suspension to end. The fan wrote, “Abhi band (ban) hata nahi ki personal mile stones ki sochne laga.” From the blues, Yuzvendra Chahal, the Indian leg-spinner bowler, came to the fore. The tweaker liked the fan’s message for Sreesanth.