Advertisement
Saturday, Oct 16, 2021
Outlook.com

As Sree’s Career Went Southward

This time he may have to throw in the towel for good

As Sree’s Career Went Southward
As Sree’s Career Went Southward
outlookindia.com
-0001-11-30T00:00:00+05:53

S. Sreesanth lived life on the edge. He loved fast cars, loud music, boogying with celebs and showing his raw nerves on the cricket field. His fans hated or loved him for his attitude, but his family and friends, and a few others in Kerala, where homegrown cricket stars are rare, cannot believe he is crooked. “He will never do anything like that,” says his brother Dipu Santham, still in shock, in Kochi. Sreesanth’s family says he begins his day with the Gayatri mantra. How a cricketer from a middle-class family from Kothamangalam swam the murky depths of spot-fixing, with its connections to the Mumbai underworld, is what fans can’t come to terms with. Many Keralites think he was India’s lucky charm—going for a few boundaries, true, but a match-winning strike bowler. “I continue to believe that Sreesanth is God-fearing and was trapped. Unless I get a full picture from the BCCI, I will believe in his innocence. Perhaps, someone used his name,” says Kerala Cricket Association president T.R. Balakrishnan.

His schoolmates...

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

Top Militant Commander On Security Forces Hit List Trapped In J&K’s Pampore Encounter

Top Militant Commander On Security Forces Hit List Trapped In J&K’s Pampore Encounter

LeT commander Umar Mushtaq Khanday involved in the killing of two policemen in Srinagar, earlier this year is trapped in Pampore encounter, police said.

Global Hunger Index 2021: What It Means For India?

Global Hunger Index 2021: What It Means For India?

India has slipped to 101st position from last year’s 94th position

Dhoni's CSK Blow Away KKR To Win 4th IPL Crown

Dhoni's CSK Blow Away KKR To Win 4th IPL Crown

Chennai Super Kings defended their 192/3 as Kolkata Knight Riders suffered a batting collapse after a solid start to lose by 27 runs.

Lynching, Chopping Off Hand Was 'Punishment' For 'Desecrating' Holy Book: Nihang

Lynching, Chopping Off Hand Was 'Punishment' For 'Desecrating' Holy Book: Nihang

A man wearing the blue robes of the Sikhs’ Nihang order appeared before the media, claiming that he had 'punished' the victim for 'desecrating' a holy book.

Advertisement