'Freedom to play again': After seven years of ban, Sreesanth raring to go


Daijiworld Media Network - Kochi

Kochi, Sep 13: Sunday September 13 was a special day for cricketer S Sreesanth. After seven long years, the ban imposed on him by the BCCI was finally lifted on this day, and now the pacer is all geared up to step on to the turf once more.

For Sreesanth, it is akin to a bird freed from a cage. In an interview to The Times of India (ToI), the relieved cricketer said, "I have got freedom, freedom to play again. It's a massive relief. I don't think anyone else will understand what it means to me."

In a tweet on September 10, Sreesanth expressed his eagerness to play the sport once more. "I’m completely free of any charges nd anything nd now gonna represent the sport I love the most.will give my very best to every ball I ball even it’s just practice.just have another 5 to 7 years max to give it all I’ve got nd I will give the very best to any team I play (sic)," he tweeted.

However, though Sreesanth is raring to go, coronavirus has played the spoilsport. Sreesanth is quite disappointed that his ban has ended at a time when there is no activity in domestic cricket due to the pandemic.

"After a long wait, I can play again but there is no place to play in the country now," he said, adding that even though he had planned to organise a local tournament in Kochi just to get some practice, he decided against it due to health and safety concerns.

Sreesanth, who has 87 test wickets in his kitty, hopes that the BCCI would hold at least a few domestic cricket matches not just for his sake but also for other cricketers whose livelihoods depend on the game.

Sreesanth, now 37, is at an age where most cricketers are past their prime and decide to hang up their boots. When he realized that domestic cricket in India would not happen this year, he was 'shattered'. Even though the thought of retirement did cross his mind, he decided to instead train harder for a comeback.

"I even thought of quitting the game. But then I thought I wouldn't be doing justice to myself as all the efforts I have made to play the game again for all these years would have gone down the drain," he said.

Sreesanth also revealed that it was his mother, an amputee, who inspired him to persist with his training and never to give up. "She asked me not to give up and I promised her I won't."

In an interview to CricTracker, Sreesanth said that he would put his name in the next IPL auction. "I will play for whatever team I get picked. But, as a cricket fan, it’s Men In Blue Mumbai Indians, because of Sachin Paaji, I played cricket to meet Sachin Tendulkar. If I get an opportunity to play for Mumbai Indians, why not, it will be a great thing to learn from Sachin paaji from dressing room," he said.

 

  

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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 14 2020

    at 37 you won't get a place in any team to play criket. It is best you start a academy or join UAE team.

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  • M.M.MANGALORE, MANGALORE/DUBAI.

    Mon, Sep 14 2020

    JAI HO JAY SHA...
    Most of the cricketers retiring after 35...
    Best of LUck.

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Mon, Sep 14 2020

    With his physic and body structure he developed in recent years, he can join National kabadi team.

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Mon, Sep 14 2020

    Unfit in any field or area.
    Surviving without any aim or goal
    Hero (Zero) by chance

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  • Sunil Pinto, Dubai/ Udupi

    Mon, Sep 14 2020

    Better he bowl with lungi now...towel with pants is not good for him.

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  • Vikram, Dubai

    Mon, Sep 14 2020

    This arrogant idiot deserved for life ban ... if RCB buys him...I will stop support.

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  • Joe, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 14 2020

    All these con men like sreesanth, azaruddin, jadeja are revered in India, in other countries nobody want to contact these disgusting people.

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  • Stevan, Mumbai

    Mon, Sep 14 2020

    If he EVER at this AGE and STAGE makes it to a STATE or HIGHER level of competition, it will certainly expose his Influence and Corruption in Administration .

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Mon, Sep 14 2020

    Convict is a convict even after he completes his sentence. Do not make him a hero again.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Mon, Sep 14 2020

    every one has seen the towel... every one has seen hotel video... lifting of ban does not erase them ... using towel as "tool to fix" is genius act by 100% literate...

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  • I wish I was There, Bahrain

    Mon, Sep 14 2020

    Sreesanth, your ego and greed for money got you out of this game. Greed is your God.

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  • Dinesh Kumar Shetty, Katipalla/Mangaluru

    Mon, Sep 14 2020

    It is impossible for him to play international cricket under Virat Kohli, where fitness & Yo Yo considered the most .... Better he takes retirement and concentrate on movies ....

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  • Sridevi, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 14 2020

    I thought he was a BJP candidate.....if yes he could contniue that

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  • Ram, Puttur

    Mon, Sep 14 2020

    Your comment shows how much obsessed you are with politics, take a break for your own good, or you will go mad bringing politics to everythingm

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Mon, Sep 14 2020

    BJP wants to make inroads to KL... "any candidate" is good enough... who prompted lifting of BCCI ban on him and declaring him innocent... will not be surprise if he gets a ticket...

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  • AMAR NATHAL, MANGALORE

    Mon, Sep 14 2020

    U played with freedom, now freedom to play again. Good luck. Don't give expensive gifts again.......

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  • GURKA, Mangaluru

    Mon, Sep 14 2020

    Time to retirement and who will take you ? DAGALBHAJI !

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  • Deepak DCunha, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Mon, Sep 14 2020

    Yes..he was slapped by "Bhajji " once..

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Mon, Sep 14 2020

    Return of 'Dagalbaji'.....

    ...Tak...Takk...

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  • Ajjer, Dubai

    Mon, Sep 14 2020

    Only in cricket where a 37 year old can attempt to come back and play professionaly till 47..

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  • Aravind, Blr

    Mon, Sep 14 2020

    Out of sight out of mind. Cricket has moved on in terms of skill, fitness to next level compared to 7 years ago.

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  • Shan, Udupi

    Mon, Sep 14 2020

    1st inning the player will play as player and 2nd innings the sportsmen play as celerity. Now if tendulkar, kapildev play as celerity.

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  • Deepak DCunha, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Mon, Sep 14 2020

    Hope he doesn't wave "towel" while celebrating this freedom.

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