Sreesanth made a comeback into Indian cricket after 7 long years. At the age of 37, Sreesanth still proved that he has got what it takes to play cricket. He has played his first competitive match in domestic circuit against Puducherry in Syed Musthaq Ali Trophy.
The Kerala speedstar is aiming to get back into international cricket. His long term goal is to represent India in 2023 world cup. However, he made the first right step after being good with his lines and economical in his first outing.
He also managed to dismiss Puducherry batsman Farid in the third over of the innings. Sreesanth is making the right steps at the moment but the way up will take sometime. If he manages to have a good Syed Musthaq Ali Trophy, he could be drafted by one of the franchises in IPL.
Sreesanth has been one of the talented bowlers in India in 2000s. He played crucial role in India’s T20 world cup win in 2007 and also in 2011 world cup. However, his decline was rapid and was soon only seen in IPL and domestic competitions.
But he was found guilty in the spot fixing scandal that shook Indian cricket in 2013. He along with two other players were banned by BCCI. On the other hand, few owners and people involved in the scandal from Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals were also given bans.
Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals were also banned from IPL for 2 years by Supreme Court. But Sreesanth has urged officials to reconsider his place in Indian cricket after his ban was lifted.
It was a very long fought battle by the pacer but he finally managed to play his first cricket match in Indian domestic circuit after IPL 2013.
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Thanks a lot for all the support and love ..it’s just the beginning..with all of ur wishes and prayers many many many more to go..❤️🇮🇳🏏lots of respect to u nd family .. #blessed #humbled #cricket #bcci #kerala #love #team #family #india #nevergiveup pic.twitter.com/bMnXbYOrHm
— Sreesanth (@sreesanth36) January 11, 2021
The 37-year old wants to represent India again before he retires. He is targeting to play 2023 world cup in India. However, it looks to be a long shot. But if he continues to perform to the best of his abilities, he might just get the chance to represent India again.
He could make his comeback into T20 cricket like Ashish Nehra in late 30s into Indian team. But it is still a long shot and it will take a lot from Sreesanth to stage a comeback at his age. Nevertheless, it is a commendable effort from the bowler to keep aspiring and he made a sensational comeback yesterday.