S Sreesanth marked his return to cricket after seven years on Monday with all of the special qualities associated with him before his ban. Upright seam, late swing taking the ball away from the batsman to strike the top of off stump, a celebration befitting the wicket — it was all on display as Sreesanth struck for Kerala in their Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 match against Pondicherry.
It has been seven years since he last played, but it took Sreesanth just seven balls to get his first wicket on return. He got an outswinger to leave Puducherry batsman Fabid Ahmed’s off stump clipped and the batsman awestruck.
Thanks a lot for all the support and love ..it’s just the beginning..with all of ur wishes and prayers many many many more to go..❤️🇮🇳🏏lots of respect to u nd family .. #blessed #humbled #cricket #bcci #kerala #love #team #family #india #nevergiveup pic.twitter.com/bMnXbYOrHm
— Sreesanth (@sreesanth36) January 11, 2021
Sreesanth finished the match with figures of 4-0-29-1. He was seen making a grateful gesture to the pitch after finishing his spell.
The Kerala speedster has 27 Tests, 53 ODIs and 10 T20Is for India so far. Now 37, Sreesanth has vowed it is not too late for him to make an India comeback.
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