Pacer S Sreesanth returned to competitive cricket on Monday after the ban and took his first wicket after seven years (total 2804 days). Sreesanth, who was selected in the Kerala team last month for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy Cricket Tournament, returned from the T20 domestic tournament and made Fabid Ahmed his first victim.
Sreesanth, who has been banned for nearly 7 years after allegations of spot-fixing in the IPL, not only celebrated the celebration of this wicket on the ground, but also shared its video on social media. He bowled Ahmed in the fourth over of the innings and showed the path to the pavilion.
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Sreesanth’s team Kerala defeated Puducherry by 6 wickets in this Group-E match. Puducherry scored 138 for 6 wickets in 20 overs after which Kerala achieved the target by losing 4 wickets in 18.2 overs.
Sharing the video, Sreesanth wrote, ‘Thank you for your support and love, this is just the beginning’. Sreesanth, who played 27 Tests, 53 ODIs and 10 T20 Internationals in his career, took his last wicket in the IPL in 2013.
More than 29 thousand people have liked this video of Sreesanth on Twitter so far. At the same time, it has been seen more than 2.6 lakh times.
Sreesanth was banned by the BCCI in August 2013 due to spot-fixing in the IPL. Apart from him, Ajit Chandila and Ankit Chavan were also banned along with their team of Rajasthan Royals. However, his ban was lifted from lifetime to 7 years last year.