Sreesanth Retirement: S Sreesanth Announced Retirement from India Domestic Cricket

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Sreesanth Retirement: Fast bowler S Sreesanth who was a member of the two-time World Cup-winning winning Indian team announced his retirement from all forms of domestic cricket on March 9, 2022.

Sreesanth Announced Retirement

The right-arm pacer was part of MS Dhoni led Indian world cup winning team in 2007 and in 2011. Sreesanth announced his retirement on Twitter.

“During my 25 years career as a cricket player, I’ve always pursued success and winning cricket games, while preparing and training with the highest standards of competition, passion and perseverance,” tweeted Sreesanth on Wednesday (March 9).

“It has been an honor to represent my family, my teammates and the people of India. And everyone who loves the game. With much sadness but without regret, I say this with a heavy heart: I am retiring from the Indian domestic (first class and all formats) cricket.

“For the next generation of cricketers.I have chosen to end my first class cricket career. This decision is mine alone, and although I know this will not bring me happiness, it is the right and honorable action to take at this time in my life. I’ve cherished every moment,” stated Sreesanth on Twitter.

Sreesanth was banned by the Board of Contol for Cricket in India (BCCI) for a lifetime in August 2013 along with his Rajasthan Royals teammates Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan for indulging in alleged spot-fixing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) that year. However, his lifetime ban was reduced to seven years in 2019, which got completed in September 2020.

Following his ban, he made a comeback after being named in the 20-member squad for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in 2021 for Kerala Cricket Association (KCA).

Sreesanth’s last international appearance was in 2011 in the Oval Test against England. Sreesanth has finished his career with 213 wickets in 74 first-class games while he picked up 124 wickets in 92 appearances in List-A cricket.

Sreesanth also played 65 T20 matches in which he bagged 54 wickets. Sreesanth made his India debut in October 2005 in an ODI against Sri Lanka, picking up 75 wickets in 53 appearances for India in 50-over cricket.

Sreesanth also played 27 Test matches and 10 T20Is for India, bagging 87 and seven wickets respectively.