Sreesanth reveals why he changed his jersey number

37 years old Indian bowler S Sreesanth, made his comeback to domestic cricket after a span of 7 years. Sreesanth was banned from his professional career when he was found guilty of the spot-fixing case in the 2013 IPL edition. Rajasthan Royal players Sreesanth, Chandila, and Ankit Chawan were arrested by the police, and Sreesanth was banned for 7 long years.

Sreesanth is currently playing for Kerala in the Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament, he already picked up his first wicket in the very first match against Puducherry. He took the wicket of Fabid Ahmed in his second ball of the second over. Kerala is having a 100% success rate in this tournament.

In an exclusive interview with ETV Bharat, Sreesanth described how the feeling of playing for the nation is different than domestic cricket. He revealed that his goal is to make a comeback in the first clas cricket and he wants to win the Ranji and Irani trophy for the Kerala side. He also said that he wants to play for the nation again.

Sreesanth also changed his jersey number in this tournament. Earlier, he used to play with jersey number 36 but now he sports in jersey number 369. The pacer revealed the reason behind the change of his jersey number. He said ” This time I will be wearing jersey number 369 instead of 36. 9 because my daughter Sisanvika was born on May 9. Srisanvika means Lakshmi. Everyone knows my wife’s name, Bhuvneshwari Kumari is called at home ‘Nayan’. So it sounds like 9. This is the reason I have decided to wear the jersey number 369.”

 

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