Sreesanth, who last played official cricket during the 2013 IPL before being arrested by the Delhi Police for an alleged role in IPL Spot-Fixing has promised that he will make sure he will bounce back and start practising as soon as possible.
He said: I will try to start training properly as soon as possible. I wasn’t allowed anything… Hopefully I can get permission from BCCI to use their facilities so that I can get fit and come into the selection process. I will make sure I am fully fit and bowl those out-swingers.
He also recalled the pain and the sufferings he faced for the last couple of years. HE also said that he wasn’t even allowed inside the stadium that is behind his house and wished to go there tomorrow and run there.
With happy tears rolling down his eyes, the worst thing to happen as a cricketer, living just behind international stadium, and you are not allowed there. Even an Under-14 kid who respects you goes to the stadium and I was not allowed. I went through a lot of things but that’s past…I would love to go tomorrow and run there.
He also promised to play the Gentlemen’s game and represent India again.
I want to play cricket. I know I have been in the news for movies and all that, but everybody knows that I am a cricketer first. I was just waiting, I was just making sure I don’t get bogged down in life, I want to play cricket.
But the BCCI has said that their decision to ban Sreesanth and the others will not change even after the court’s verdict.
A BCCI source said The decisions of the BCCI, based on its independent disciplinary action, shall remain unaltered.