Sreesanth takes cheeky dig at de Villiers
Former Indian pacer Shanthakumaran Nair Sreesanth was one of an integral part of India’s world cup winning squad in the inaugural edition of the T20 World Cup.
The right-arm pacer played a crucial role in India’s must-win game against South Africa must-win when they had to defend around 120 odd runs to make it to the semi-final. Sreesanth picked up the important wickets of AB de Villiers and Mark Boucher paving the way for his side’s victory.
Recently, in an interview with Cow Corner Chronicles, Sreesanth has recalled how he showed AB de Villiers way back to the pavilion in a crucial moment of the match. In the match, the pacer had caught the de Villiers plumb in front of the stumps only for the umpire to not raise his finger. However, he sent the batsman back to the pavilion in the very next ball.
Recalling the incident, Sreesanth took a cheeky dig at the former Proteam skipper as he said: “I don’t know what happens to De Villiers when he faces me. He gets out every time. In T20 World Cup 2007, he was first plumb but Simon Taufel didn’t give him out. But very next ball, I again got him out lbw.”
“Ask him when he comes to India to play IPL that what was going on in his mind when he wasn’t given out when he was plumb and how can he get out very next ball. And then again I dismissed him the very first ball in the Test series. He is a great batsman no doubt but for some reason, batsmen don’t like me or my face,” he was quoted as saying by CricTracker.