The Kerala High Court has revoked the ban imposed on Indian pace bowler S. Sreesanth and now when he has started to aspire to play international cricket again, the news about the BCCI questioning the revoke surfaced the media.
Recently, as per the quotes in Hindustan Times, the pacer once again pleaded that he was innocent and had nothing to do with the spot-fixing scandal of 2013.
Recalling the incident, Sreesanth asked the reporters that why would he lose his career for 10 lakhs or 10 crores? He further quoted that he never pleaded guilty in the court on the fixing issue and revealed that he is the greatest fan of Allan Donald who wears the towel during the bowling.
Sreesanth quoted that he loves to follow Allan Donald who is his favourite bowler. He further insisted that he did the same in his previous appearances with a towel tucked and plenty of zinc oxide on his face, just as Donald did during his cricketing times.
“They said Jiju (Janardhan) apparently said I would either keep an armband or towel or vermilion or something like that. I used to do all that because I love Allan Donald. I have done that before too. I would even wear plenty of zinc oxide on my face, like Donald. Does that mean those matches were fixed too? Is it a crime to be superstitious? I believed that wearing those things would help me when I was going through a bad phase in my bowling,” Sreesanth was quoted as saying.
Sreesanth further revealed that he actually sought the permission of the umpire Kumar Dharmasena to wear a towel.
“In fact, in the first over I asked Kumar Dharmasena (the umpire) if it was okay if I kept a towel. Surely, the stump microphones picked that up. I did that only because it made me feel like Donald. Why would someone fix for Rs10 lakh? If you’re accusing me, say Rs10 crore or something. Why would I jeopardize my career, my life for Rs10 lakh?” he questioned.