Sreesanth reveals why he dons 369 as his new jersey number
India’s experienced fast bowler Sreesanth made an impressive comeback to competitive cricket after seven long years. Plying his trade for Kerala against Puducherry in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021, the 37-year-old fast bowler picked up a wicket only in his second over of the game.
The veteran pacer bowled extremely well to get rid of Puducherry opener Fabid Ahmed. After taking a wicket, Sreesanth announced his arrival by performing an animated celebration. However, he was not so impressive in the second match against Mumbai where he leaked so many runs.
However, Sreesanth is working extremely hard on his bowling in a bid to play for Team India again. The experienced fast bowler already clarified that he still has up to 7 years of cricket left in him. The 37-year-old had earlier told that he would want to make a mess of Steve Smith’s stumps and say ‘thank you’ when he returns to international cricket.
Sreesanth reveals why he sports 369
Meanwhile, the fast bowler has revealed the reason why he sports 369 as his new jersey number. Usually, some cricketers have a different reason behind their jersey numbers. Usually, Sreesanth sports 36 as his jersey but for the first time he donned the jersey number as ‘369’.
Sreesanth revealed that it was due to the date of birth of his daughter, who was born on May 9, he came up with a new number. Moreover, he stated that his wife is called Nayan at home and it sounds like number 9.
“This time I will be wearing jersey number 369 instead of 36. 9 because my daughter Srisanvika was born on May 9. Srisanvika means Lakshmi. Everyone knows my wife’s name, Bhuvneshwari Kumari is called at home ‘Nayan’. So it sounds like 9. This is the reason I have decided to wear jersey number 369,” added the pacer.
The fast bowler represented the Indian national cricket team in 53 ODIs, 27 Tests. He bagged as many as 75 wickets in ODIs and 87 wickets in Tests. Moreover, he was part of the Indian team that won two World Cups – 2007 T20 World Cup and 2011 ODI World Cup.