Watch: Sreesanth bowls leg-spin to dismiss Ashwin Hebbar
Sreesanth grabbed the headlines recently when he made a grand entry into Kerala team in his first match against Puducherry. It didn’t much time for him to announce his arrival. It was only during his second over, he took a wicket and celebrated in his trademark style.
He made a complete mess of Puducherry opener Fabid Ahmed’s off-stump and that was how he took his first wicket after quite a long time. He was banned from cricket for over 7 years due to alleged spot-fixing. Nonetheless, the veteran pacer proved that age is just a number on his return to the game.
Sreesanth had earlier told that he still has 7 years of cricket left in his career. He also stressed on the fact that he would take a prized wicket of Steve Smith by making a mess of his stumps and say ‘thank you’ to him on his return to international cricket.
Earlier, in an interview to Times of India, the 37-year-old veteran pacer set his goals and ambition pretty clear. He added that he wants to play the ICC World Cup 2023 and win the prestigious trophy. Sreesanth already won ICC T20 World Cup 2007 and ICC ODI World Cup 2011 as a player.
“As a fast bowler, I will be creating history. We all know that I like to create history. I am not just looking at the season ahead but at the next three years. My real goal is to be in the 2023 World Cup team and win the cup.”
“It is true that this is the kind of age when there is nothing much left to achieve in sports. Despite that, someone like Leander Paes won a grand slam at 42. Roger Federer is another prime example.”
Sreesanth bowls leg-spin in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy game
During the game between Kerala and Andhra, Sreesanth announced himself as a leg-spin bowler where he bowled leg-spin to Ashwin Hebbar and took his wicket. The video of Sreesanth bowling leg-spin and taking a wicket is doing the rounds on the internet.
Watch the video below:
No it's not @anilkumble1074
It's our very own @sreesanth36 bowling leg spin in Kumble style! And look… He actually got a wicket ❤️😍
Almost got his second one too
— Vinesh Prabhu (@vlp1994) January 17, 2021
Kerala ran through their first defeat in the ongoing competition. After bagging a win against Puducherry, Mumbai and Delhi, they lost to Andhra. Andhra defeated Kerala by 6 wickets.
Earlier, Sreesanth revealed the reason why he is wearing jersey number 369. “This time I will be wearing number 369 at the back of my shirt instead of 36. Nine because my daughter Srisanvika, who was born on the 9th of May. Srisanvika means Lakshmi. Everyone knows my wife’s name is Bhuvneshwari Kumari. She is called ‘Nayan’ at home. So it sounds like nine too. This is the actual reason why I have decided to wear jersey number 369,” Sreesanth added.