S Sreesanth Officially Announces His Retirement From All Forms Of Cricket
S Sreesanth Officially Announces His Retirement From All Forms Of Cricket

Indian bowler S Sreesanth has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket via social media on Wednesday. The fast bowler was part of the Indian team from 2005 to 2011. He played 27 Tests, 53 ODIs, and 10 T20Is for the Men in Blue.

Sreesanth was part of the IPL until 2013 and played for Rajasthan Royals before being banned for life in a spot-fixing scandal along with two others. The ban was shortened to seven years and he made a return in 2020.

Today is a difficult day for me, but it is also a day of reflection and gratitude. Playing for Ecc, Ernakulam district varies diff. League and tournament teams, Kerala state cricket association, Bcci, Warwickshire county cricket team, Indian airlines cricket team, Bpcl , and ICC” he wrote on his Twitter account.

Sreesanth, Robin Uthappa, MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni and S Sreesanth [Image-BCCI]

ICC has been a tremendous honour. During my 25 years career as a Cricket player, I’ve always pursued success and winning cricket games, while preparing and training with the highest standards of competition, passion and perseverance. It has been an honour to represent my family,” he went on to mention.

“It is also a day of reflection and gratitude” – S Sreesanth

Kerala selected him ahead of their domestic season which involved both Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and Vijay Hazare Trophy in 2021. He made his official return to cricket in January 2021.

Ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction, he had put his name into the auction pool but was left out by the BCCI in the refined list. Although he had willed to continue, Sreesanth finally decided to hang up his boots on Wednesday.

S Sreesanth, IPL
S Sreesanth [Image Credits: IPL]

It has been an honour to represent my family, my teammates and the people of India. Nd everyone who loves the game .

With much sadness but without regret, I say this with a heavy heart: I am retiring from the Indian domestic (first class and all formats )cricket,” Sreesanth further wrote.

“For the next generation of cricketers..I have chosen to end my first class cricket career. This decision is mine alone, and although I know this will not bring me happiness, it is the right and honorable action to ta”ke at this time in my life. I ve cherished every moment .❤️🏏” Sreesanth added.

Sreesanth will be remembered for his spell against Australia in the 2007 T20 World Cup and also the catch that led to India’s first ICC win in over 24 years. He had an attitude that was looked down upon but Sreesanth always gave his best on the field for the country.

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