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Last Update on: May 16th, 2020 at 04:33 pm

S Sreesanth left an early mark in his career. But his repulsive nature came in the way of a fine start to his career. He was involved in an alleged spot-fixing case in IPL 2013 and subsequently handed a life-ban by the cricket board. However, after not being found guilty, his life-ban was reduced to seven years which comes to an end in September this year.

Sreesanth last featured in competitive cricket back in 2013 for Rajasthan Royals. But after years of staying away from the game, he wants to make inroads to make a comeback to the national team, once his ban come to an end. Thus, the fast bowler has set some ‘unrealistic’ goals for himself.

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Sreesanth. (Photo: Getty Images)

S Sreesanth: I want to play the 2023 World Cup and win it for India

Sreesanth said he has been waiting to play for the national team for a long time and had realistic goals but now he has fancied some unrealistic wishes. One of them, is winning the 2023 World Cup with India and then retiring. He also cited the example of Mishbah-ul-Haq, Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid, by saying they played for a long time.

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S Sreesanth. Photo Credit: Web.

“I have been waiting for my chance from so many years and tried to be realistic. But now I have become unrealistic, I have been setting unrealistic goals and they have started becoming realistic. My unrealistic goal is that I play the 2023 World Cup and win it for India, then I will retire. Misbah played till 42, Sachin Paaji played till 42, Rahul bhai played IPL till 42,” S Sreesanth told Sportskeeda.

The Kerala fast bowler has played 27 Tests, 53 ODIs and 10 T20 Internationals for India, claiming 169 wickets in all. He last played for India back in 2011.