Former Indian international S Sreesanth, during a recent interaction, revealed the best batsmen and bowler currently in world cricket. The 37-year old made his pick during a Q&A session using Helo app.
Sreesanth took the names of Indian captain Virat Kohli, and pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah. The two have been at the pinnacle of ICC rankings for a substantial amount of time until their recent dip in form.
Sreesanth’s career meanwhile was tainted by the spot-fixing allegations which unravelled during the IPL 2013 season. As a result, the BCCI imposed a life ban on the maverick fast bowler.
The Kerala pacer was part of the World Cup-winning squad during India’s famous triumph in 2007 T20 World Cup and 2011 ODI World Cup.
He took the catch of Misbah-ul-Haq, the final wicket, which made India clinch the inaugural edition of the T20 World Cup in South Africa. Sreesanth was also part of the finals against Sri Lanka in the 2011 World Cup at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
When asked to choose between the two special moments in his career, Sree chose the 2011 WC victory. Also, he went on to reveal how Sachin Tendulkar and Yuvraj Singh helped him ease his nerves during the finals.
“In 2011, I was a bit nervous, but Sachin Tendulkar and Yuvraj Singh motivated me to bowl. And since it was the World Cup and we were playing at home, everyone in the side wanted to win that final at Wankhede Stadium at any cost for Sachin Paaji! And winning the final in front of an electric crowd was a great experience. It was also my last ODI match in India colours,” Sreesanth said.
With him being allowed to feature in the domestic circuit again, Sree wishes to don the Indian colours back again in the foreseeable future.