Sreesanth talks about his hopes of returning to International Cricket
Kerala bowler, Sreesanth has expressed his hopes of having a great comeback in International Cricket. Says he would like to uproot Smith's middle wicket.
New Delhi: Sreesanth who last played for India in 2011 has showed hopes to bounce back in International cricket. He said that he even wishes to appear in 2021 IPL for Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings or Bangalore. Sree even wishes to uproot the middle wicket of Steve Smith and say him thanks for being his source of motivation. He recently talked to CricTracker where he expressed his desire of proving his mettle in International cricket again. He was banned in the year 2013 for his involvement in spot fixing
While talking about drawing comparisons between Steve Smith and Virat Kohli, he said-
Any day it is Virat Kohli. I respect Virat for his work ethics. In fact, Steve Smith also worked hard, but Virat is at next level. From 2013 to 2020, Virat Kohli carried Indian cricket on his shoulders. Being No.1 for so many days is pretty incredible. There’s no comparison."
“I am just waiting for my comeback to uproot Smith’s middle stump and say ‘Thank You Smith.
The come back of David Waner and Smith after ball tampering incident inspires Sreesanth a lot and he says-
“Cricket Australia (CA) gave Smith and Warner permission to play Global T20 Canada. They came back and performed well, that motivated me, I should be thankful to them. They persisted with the game and they didn’t give up."
"Without being guilty I’ve lost seven years of my life. Still, people call me a fixer, but I say them ‘I respect Supreme Court Judgement’. I had 12 surgeries as a fast bowler, I just want to get back and bowl. Smith and Warner showed me a way forward but I am looking forward to bowl to them for sure."
Talking about IPL, Sree quoted
“Obviously I will put my name in IPL 2021 Auction. I will play for whatever team I get picked. But, as a cricket fan, it is Men In Blue Mumbai Indians, because of Sachin Paaji, I played cricket to meet Sachin Tendulkar. If I get an opportunity to play for Mumbai Indians, why not, it will be a great thing to learn from Sachin paji from dressing room.
Throwing light on his hoped of playing 2023 WC, he said-
"I still believe I can play in the 2023 World Cup. I firmly believe that. One of the things he taught me was to be unapologetic ally me. I was always unrealistic with my goals but that’s with most athletes. If you don’t have unrealistic goals, you’re going to be mediocre."