Sachin Writes Special Note To Congratulate Sreesanth On Retirement
Former Indian Legendary batsman, Sachin Tendulkar congratulated S Sreesanth, who recently confirmed his retirement from across all formats of the game. Tendulkar and Sreesanth were prominent parts of India’s historical ODI World Cup victory in 2011. The veteran India player stated that he’s always regarded Sreesanth as a gifted performer with a wide range of abilities with the ball in hand.
Furthermore, Tendulkar stated in his post that he has always regarded the former Indian fast as a good bowler and wishes him success in his after-retirement existence. Noteworthy, the Kerala-born bowler played 27 Tests and 53 ODIs for India throughout his professional career.
All the very best for your 2nd innings: Sachin’s post read
The right-Arm fast-medium bowler has 87 scalps in Tests and 75 scalps in the 50-over format. Throughout 10 T20Is, the 39-year-old also has bagged 7 wickets. He was also a component of India’s 2007 T20 World Cup-winning squad, as he grabbed Misbah Ul Haq to secure the victory versus archrival Pakistan in the decider.
“Always rated you as a talented bowler with a lot of skills. Congratulations @sreesanthnair36, on representing India over the years. All the very best for your 2nd innings”, Little Master’s post read.
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However, Sreesanth’s cricket journey has been nothing short of a crazy experience. Following his professional debut in October 2005, the Kerala-born superstar bowled many of the most dazzling stints at the highest level, as well as helping India win the 2007 T20 World Cup and the 2011 World Cup. Unfortunately, his suspected participation in spot-fixing during the 2013 season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) resulted in a suspension, which was later removed in 2019 by the Supreme Court overturned the pacer’s life sentence.
“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 take at this time in my life. I ‘ve’ cherished every moment,” Sreesanth wrote.
“It has been an honor to represent my family, my teammate,s 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” he added.
He then played a few games before finally giving up on his profession. The 39-year-old bowler reportedly said that he desired a farewell match in the present Ranji Trophy from the Kerala Cricket Association (KCA), but the selection panel declined his application.
Sreesanth reportedly submitted his entry for the 2022 IPL mega auction, with a starting bid of INR 50 lakh. Unfortunately, no team has shown an interest in acquiring the seasoned bowler.