Sreesanth announces his retirement from all formats of cricket


In the most shocking news of the day, former Star Indian bowler Shanthakumaran Nair Sreesanth, popularly known as S. Sreesanth has announced his retirement from all formats of cricket permanently.

The Indian bowler took to Twitter to announce his decision. He wrote in his tweet, “It has been an honour to represent my family, my teammates and the people of India. Nd everyone who loves the game. With much sadness but without regret, I say this with a heavy heart: I am retiring from the Indian domestic (first class and all formats) cricket.”

Sreesanth was one of the household names in cricket in India in the last decade. He was one of the most promising fast bowlers in the nation and he was a regular starter in the Blues playing XI, especially in the longest format of the game, i.e, Test cricket.

However, the IPL 2013 Spot-fixing and betting case changed everything. Three players of Rajasthan Royals – S. Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan were accused of spot-fixing and banned by BCCI. They were even arrested by Delhi Police for a short while.

Two IPL teams – CSK and RR were handed a two-year ban as the whole saga unfolded and although both the teams made a return after two years, Sreesanth’s career literally ended after that.

He turned to the Entertainment industry after that. He took part in Big Boss and even won the season and also acted in main roles in some South Indian movies. His upcoming movie Kaathuvaakula Rendu Kaadhal in which he has worked beside Vijay Setupathi, Nayanthara and Samantha, will be released in 2022.

However, Sreesanth tried to make a comeback in Domestic cricket last year. He even played in several domestic cricket leagues for Kerala but failed to impress much.

He has finally announced his retirement today which marks the end of a very controversial cricket career.