August 17, 2022
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Sreesanth has announced his retirement from first-class cricket

On Tuesday, India pacer S Sreesanth announced his retirement from all domestic cricket. Sreesanth announced his retirement from all domestic formats of the game on Twitter.

“It has been a privilege to represent my family, teammates, and the Indian people.” Also, anyone who enjoys the game. “I am retiring from Indian domestic (first class and all formats) cricket,” I say with a heavy heart, “with much sadness but without regret.”For the sake of the next generation of cricketers, I’ve decided to retire from first-class cricket. This is my decision alone, and while I am aware that it will not bring me happiness, it is the right and honourable course of action at this point in my life. He continued, “I’ve treasured every moment.”

Sreesanth represented India in 27 Tests and 53 One-Day Internationals, taking 87 and 75 wickets respectively. In addition, he has seven wickets in ten T20 Internationals. The fiery pacer was also known for his wild celebrations after taking wickets, but his life and career took a turn for the worse after the spot-fixing scandal. Throughout the damaging controversy, he maintained his innocence. Sreesanth’s seven-year ban for alleged spot-fixing came to an end in September 2020, capping a punishment that was originally intended to be for life and was vigorously contested by the flamboyant bowler.

Last year, BCCI Ombudsman DK Jain reduced Sreesanth’s life ban for alleged spot-fixing in the 2013 edition of the IPL to seven years. Sreesanth, along with his Rajasthan Royals teammates Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan, were banned by the BCCI in August 2013.

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