Rightly or wrongly, Shantakumaran Sreesanth’s name will be a part of Indian cricket for a very long time. His name is repeatedly heard when we see a clip of the moment India lifted the T20 World Cup in 2007.
Back then Sreesanth was an exciting prospect for Indian cricket. Controversial yes, but on his day he was an excellent bowler who could trouble the best batsmen in the world.
But everything changed for him in 2013, when he was accused of fixing matches in the IPL. It was a terrible period for Indian cricket, as spot-fixing reared its ugly head again.
Sreesanth was given a life ban from the game and though his name was cleared in 2015, the BCCI has made it clear that he will never play cricket for India again. The fast bowler went on to say that he still wants to play cricket and could even go abroad to do so.
In a revealing interview with Republic World, Sreesanth has gone on to make some serious accusations against some of the current Indian cricketers.
Sreesanth went as far as saying that at least SIX top Indian stars were accused of spot fixing by the Delhi Police.
“All I said was that there were 13 accused and why they were treated differently. This is the only thing I asked. I never asked to reveal their names. More than anyone else, I know much better about it because I was the one who had undergone the toughest possible time,” he had said.