Temperamental Indian pacer S Sreesanth, who has been serving a ban from cricket for the last few years, is set to be back in action. He revealed that he would be making his comeback to the game in April next year, having obtained permission to play in the Scotland League.
S Sreesanth has acted in a Telugu movie and he is busy promoting the movie on social media and everywhere. Sreesanth broke this news when he was responding to queries from fans and well-wishers during a Facebook live interaction through a regional media page, from the sets of his upcoming Malayalam, movie Team 5.
Sreesanth spoke on variety of issues during his live Facebook session. When a fan asked him about his relation with MS Dhoni and Harbhajan Singh. Sreesanth replied by saying that both the senior players were like ‘Bhai’ to him and said MS always backed him during his formative years in the Indian team set-up.
Earlier, S Sreesanth also contested on a Bharatiya Janata Party ticket from Thiruvananthapuram in the Assembly elections in Kerala earlier this year.
The pacer from Kerala has appeared for India in 27 Tests, 53 ODIs and 10 T20Is, bagging close to 170 international wickets. The high point of his career was the tour of South Africa in 2007 when he consistently troubled the South African top order with an upright seam and prodigious swing to become the highest wicket-taker of the series with a tally of 18 wickets at an impressive average of 21.94.
However, tragedy struck when he was named in the IPL spot-fixing case in 2013. Though he has been acquitted by the court of all charges, the BCCI is yet to give him a green signal to resume his cricketing career.
Sreesanth expressed hope that the coming days would see his ban lifted and he would return back into the international fold, much like some of his contemporaries who did recently in an increasing favourable scenario for senior players in Indian cricket.