Fast bowler S Sreesanth, though, does not boast of an impressive track record in international cricket, however, his contribution, his behavior on the field, and the controversies, always kept him in the limelight. He was also has banned for his involvement in the IPL spot-fixing scandal in the year 2013.
Well, Sreesanth who last played for the Indian cricket team in the year 2011, was initially handed a life-time ban from playing cricket because of his involvement in the IPL 2013 spot-fixing scandal. However, he is now acquitted of all match-fixing charges by the honorable supreme court. His ban was reduced to seven years, which means Sreesanth would be eligible to play cricket from September 2020.
Recently, in an interview, Sreesanth revealed how most of the Indian cricketers used to avoid him publicly, however, he also expressed how there were two cricketers who never gave him the cold shoulder. The two cricketers were Virender Sehwag and VVS Laxman. He revealed:
“Now, I do speak to many players. I spoke to Sachin (Tendulkar) paaji recently on twitter. Viru (Sehwag) paaji, we keep messaging each other and Gautam (Gambhir), I met him recently,”
“Publicly, most the players used to avoid me except for Viru bhai, Laxman bhai and just three-four others would stay in touch with me. I also understood their apprehensions and I also didn’t make an effort to engage with them as there were court proceedings going on against me. But then things improved in a couple of years. I met Bhajju pa (Harbhajan Singh) at the airport not too long ago and I told him when I start playing cricket I will use the bat manufactured by Bhajji Sports.”
Furthermore, Sreesanth also revealed that he is hopeful that someday he will be able to play for the Indian cricket team once again. He revealed his plans ahead and the goal of playing at the World Test Championship. He revealed:
“I hope someday I will be able to play for India again. World Test Championship excites me and my goal will be to play that. My first target is to get into the Kerala team, and hope to make an impact there. I will go through whatever needs to be done and hopefully, one day I will see myself back in India colour,”