S Sreesanth’s much-anticipated return to competitive great is one of the biggest talking points ahead of the upcoming edition of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. The former India fast-bowler was recently named in Kerala’s squad for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. The domestic T20 tournament is scheduled to start on January 10.
In September this year, he became eligible to play again after his lengthy ban ended. In August last year, the BCCI had cut short the life ban imposed on him for the IPL spot-fixing scandal in 2013. BCCI ombudsman DK Jain had ordered for S Sreesanth’s spot-fixing ban to be reduced to a seven-year suspension.
And as S Sreesanth is gearing up to return to competitive cricket after a gap of almost 8 years, the fans are really excited to see how he fares after staying away from the game for so long. In addition to seeing how he performs, the cricketing world is also excited to see how he behaves on the field. S Sreesanth was famous for his antics and aggression on the field and was one of the most animated characters in the game.
And if the recent practice game is anything to go by then one can say that S Sreesanth has not changed at all. The World Cup-winning bowler was at his animated best even in the warm-up game as he did not waste a single opportunity to get under the skin of his own Kerala teammates. He stared and sledged batsmen during the warm-up fixture. In fact, S Sreesanth was also heard swearing at his teammate after dismissing him as he was heard saying “be*****od”.
Here is a clip of the S Sreesanth’s antics during the warm-up game: