Sreesanth: There is cricket still left in me

The 36-year-old says his first aim is to get into Kerala’s State team.

S. Sreesanth: “I will prove that I am good enough to get a place in my State team.”   -  PTI

S. Sreesanth believes there is another four years of cricket left in him.

“I hope to get back to begin my cricket training in another 10 days,” he told Sportstar over phone shortly after landing in Kochi from New Delhi, where the Supreme Court revoked the life ban imposed on him by the BCCI.

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The 36-year-old said his first aim was to get into Kerala’s State team. “I will prove that I am good enough to get a place in my State team,” he said. “Even during the ban, I had never stopped practising bowling. I am confident that I could get back into top form soon. And I am very fit now.”

Sreesanth said he could be playing the Scottish league next month. “I have been wanting to play in Scotland for the last three or four years but was denied permission,” he said. “I think a competition like the Scottish league would be an ideal comeback vehicle for me.”

‘Total faith in our judiciary’

He said he was delighted when the verdict was pronounced in his favour on Friday. “I was confident about such a verdict,” he said. “I had total faith in our judiciary.”

Before his fall from grace, Sreesanth had earned a reputation as a skilled fast bowler. He had taken 87 wickets from 27 Tests and 73 wickets from 75 ODIs. He had helped India post memorable Test wins in South Africa and the Caribbean. He was also part of India’s World-Cup winning squad in 2011.

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