S Sreesanth marked his return to cricket after seven years on Monday with the entire particular qualities related to him earlier than his ban. Upright seam, late swing taking the ball away from the batsman to strike the highest of off stump, a celebration befitting the wicket — it was all on show as Sreesanth struck for Kerala in their Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 match in opposition to Pondicherry.
It has been seven years since he final performed, but it surely took Sreesanth simply seven balls to get his first wicket on return. He obtained an outswinger to depart Puducherry batsman Fabid Ahmed’s off stump clipped and the batsman awestruck.
Thanks so much for all of the help and love ..it’s just the start..with all of ur needs and prayers many many many extra to go..❤️🇮🇳🏏plenty of respect to u nd household .. #blessed #humbled #cricket #bcci #kerala #love #team #family #india #nevergiveup pic.twitter.com/bMnXbYOrHm
— Sreesanth (@sreesanth36) January 11, 2021
Sreesanth completed the match with figures of 4-0-29-1. He was seen making a grateful gesture to the pitch after ending his spell.
The Kerala speedster has 27 Tests, 53 ODIs and 10 T20Is for India thus far. Now 37, Sreesanth has vowed it’s not too late for him to make an India comeback.