Watch: S Sreesanth Sends Sachin Baby’s Middle-Stump For A Cartwheel With Stunning Delivery
After spending more than six years out of the game, S Sreesanth will finally have a chance to make up for the lost time when his ban gets over in September 2020. In August this year, the BCCI cut short the life ban imposed on him for the IPL spot-fixing scandal in 2013. BCCI ombudsman DK Jain ordered for S Sreesanth’s spot-fixing ban to be reduced to a seven-year suspension.
Jain’s order came after the Supreme Court had set aside S Sreesanth’s life ban in March this year, asking the BCCI to consider a fresh punishment for the former India pacer, who already has served six years away from the game. S Sreesanth along with Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan received life ban by the BCCI’s disciplinary committee in September 2013.
Later, he was cleared of all charges by a Delhi trial court in 2015 due to insufficient evidence under the MCOCA act; a special law passed by the Maharashtra state government to tackle organised crime syndicates and terrorism. But the BCCI had remained firm on their stand since it was independent to any criminal proceeding and was based on its independent disciplinary action.S Sreesanth (Credits: Web)
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Well, Sreesanth will now finally have a chance to make his much-awaited return to the field. And it looks like the long absence from the game has not affected his bowling. A video that has been going viral on internet shows just how good S Sreesanth still is with the ball. In the video, the right-arm pacer bowled a stunner to send Kerala star Sachin Baby middle-stump flying.
Here is a clip of that stunning delivery from S Sreesanth:
Good to see @sreesanth36 back in practice, he cleans up current Kerala player, Sachin Baby. pic.twitter.com/HYfekHvGrZ
— Johns (@CricCrazyJohns) October 23, 2019
Before the ban, he represented India in 27 Tests, 53 ODIs and 10 T20 Internationals, claiming 169 wickets across formats. Sreesanth was also a part of the teams that won the 2007 T20 World Cup and the 2011 World Cup.