On Wednesday, former Indian pacer S. Sreesanth was named in the list of Kerala probables for the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament. Sreesanth had been trying his best to make a comeback into mainstream cricket. His inclusion in the Kerala probables means that Sreesanth is now closer than ever to stage a comeback to Indian cricket.
The pacer has been itching to get back to play for India since he was handed a seven-year ban for spot-fixing. His ban got over in September this year. Sreesanth shared a video that showed him receiving his state cap with Kerala teammates and administrators around. Sreesanth posted on Twitter that, ”There is nothing stronger than a broken man, who has rebuilt himself.”
“There is nothing stronger than a broken man ,who has rebuilt himself..” Thnks a lot for all the Supoort nd love ..#Gods grace #humbled #cricket #keralacricketassociation #bcci #grateful #respect #love #bestisyettocome pic.twitter.com/U0xyEg9XHu
— Sreesanth (@sreesanth36) December 30, 2020
Sanju Samson will be leading the team in the tournament that begins on January 10. Sachin Baby will be Samson’s deputy in the tournament. Suresh Raina who is always encouraging his fellow and past cricketers greeted Sreesanth’s welcome. Raina posted on Twitter saying, “All the best brother! See you soon!” Sreesanth was all set to play in the KCA President’s Cup T20 but the tournament was postponed as the KCA did not get the government approval due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 37-year-old had last represented India in 2011 and played in the Indian Premier League in 2013 before the spot-fixing scandal broke out. Besides Sreesanth and Samson, Sachin Baby, Jalaj Saxena, Basil Thampi, and Robin Uthappa have also been included in the list of probables for the Kerala team.
Kerala probables for Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament:
Basil Thampi, Jalaj Saxena, Robin Uthappa, Vishnu Vinod, Salman Nizar, Nidheesh M D, Asif K M, Akshay Chandran, Abhishek Mohan SL, Vinoop S Manoharan, Mohammed Azharuddeen M, Rohan S Kunnummal, Midhun S, Vathsal Govind Sharma, Sreeroop M P, Midhun P K, Rojith KG, S Sreesanth, Sanju Samson (C), Sachin Baby (VC)
Lifestyle and Net Worth of S. Sreesanth
S. Sreesanth had one of the best seam positions in the game. His outswinger was a connoisseur’s delight. He bowled many rippers to legendary batsmen. His delivery to dismiss Brian Lara and Jaques Kallis were probably two of the best deliveries a bowler can dream of. He was also instrumental in India winning the inaugural T20 World Cup in 2007.
But it was Sreesanth’s antics that drew the attention of fans from around the world. His temperament often led captains exasperated. His net worth is estimated to be at around ₹7.5 crores. Sreesanth’s net worth also includes his earnings generated from his appearances in Indian reality shows like Bigg Boss and Khatron Ke Khiladi. He also appeared in Hindi and local language movies like Cabaret and Kempe Gowda 2.
Apart from this, he also owns a Jaguar XJL car worth ₹1.18 crores and a ₹30,000 worth motorbike. Sreesanth in addition to this also has 55 sovereigns of gold and cricket World Cup medals (diamond-studded), worth ₹3,00,000 and ₹5,00,000 respectively. While Sreesanth’s wife on the other hand has 375 sovereigns of gold worth over ₹82,00,000. His 9,000 square feet house is worth ₹5.5 crores.