Former India fast bowler S. Sreesanth has made a big revelation in the IPL spot-fixing case. Sreesanth, a two-time world champion fast bowler, has asked, “Why would I do this for just Rs 10 lakh?” Along with Sreesanth, two Rajasthan Royals cricketers were also arrested in the spot-fixing case. The case of spot-fixing had caused a major earthquake in Indian cricket.
Sreesanth said, “I wanted to play a crucial series against South Africa then and there was no reason to end my career. I played in the Irani Trophy and was looking forward to playing in the South Africa series so that we can win in September 2013. My goal was to play that series. Why should I do this, even for 10 lakhs? I’m not saying big, but when I used to party, I used to have bills of around Rs 2 lakh. ”
He said, “Thanks to the prayers of the fans and well-wishers, I was able to get out of that situation. I used to do most of my personal debts at that time, not in cash, but by card. If I had that much cash, I would have felt it. In fact, I care about the average person. ” Sreesanth claimed that in the over in which all things were said, he would have had to score more than 14 runs in an over, he gave only 5 runs off 4 balls. There was no ball, wide and slow ball. Despite having surgery on my thumb, I was still bowling at 130km / h. ”
After lifting the ban, Sreesanth returned to competitive cricket with the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy earlier this year. He played five matches for Kerala, taking four wickets at a strike rate of 27 and an economy rate of 9.88. Sreesanth made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka in Nagpur in 2005. His popularity skyrocketed after he was caught by Pakistan’s Misbah-ul-Haq in the final of the 2007 Twenty20 World Cup. He was later part of the Indian team that won the ODI World Cup in 2011.
Sreesanth was part of the Rajasthan Royals when the scam came to light. Ajit Chandila and Ankit Chavan were arrested along with Sreesanth. After being acquitted, the Supreme Court lifted the life ban on Sreesanth in 2019.