S Sreesanth suffered a major setback in his professional career when he was convicted in the sensational spot-fixing case in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2013. Rajasthan Royals players Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila, and Ankit Chavan were arrested. Due to police action, Sreesanth stayed away for 7 years. But now, Pesar has made his comeback and is currently participating in the Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament. And playing for Kerala, he even took the wicket of Fabid Ahmed on his return.
Most players retire at the age of 37, although they never gave up. Sreesanth is still excited to represent Team India. If his passion for cricket remains the same, then perhaps his dream of playing for India again may be fulfilled.
In a special interview with ETV India, the Kerala fast bowler revealed that it is a ‘different’ feeling to play for the nation. He said that his goal is to return to first-class cricket and he wants to help Kerala win the Ranji Trophy and the Irani Trophy. Sreesanth also revealed that it will be ‘fantastic’ to play once again for ‘Men in Blue’.
Also, another change that fans may have noticed is that Sreesanth is now wearing a jersey, number 369. Earlier, his jersey number was 36. Pacer also revealed the reason why he changed his jersey number and said it was due to his daughter’s birth date, which was born on May 9. He further said that his wife is called ‘Nayan’ in the house, and it sounds like number 9.
“This time I will wear jersey number 369 instead of 36. My daughter Sriswika was born on 9 May. Sriswika means Lakshmi. Everyone knows the name of my wife, Bhuvaneshwari Kumari is called ‘Nayan’ in the house. Looks like it’s 9. That is why I have decided to wear jersey number 369. “