S Sreesanth, Robin Uthappa
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S Sreesanth hits out at Robin Uthappa for ‘dropping easy catches’ comment

Just like the rest of cricketers, S Sreesanth is pretty busy on social media during the ongoing lockdown. Recently, he participated in a chat session and shared his opinion on the comments of Robin Uthappa where the latter had claimed that Sreesanth was known for dropping easy catches.

“Misbah hit a scoop shot, and I saw it going pretty high. I noticed that it wasn’t going really far. Then I saw who the fielder at short fine-leg was, and I saw it was Sreesanth. By that point, within the team, he was known for dropping catches, especially the easiest ones. I have seen him drop absolute sitters,” Uthappa had said.


Now, Sreesanth has responded to Uthappa’s comments stating that the Kodagu-born is also pretty famous for dropping catches. Uthappa, who belongs to Karnataka, played for Kerala in the last season. Sreesanth said that during Uthappa’s maiden season for Kerala, there were many complaints that he dropped many sitters.

“I don’t know how many catches Uthappa took in his overall career, he played for Kerala last season, there were many complaints that he dropped many sitters. I will soon join and play alongside him in the Kerala team; I wanted to say to him, please don’t drop catches in my bowling,” Sreesanth was quoted as saying during a Hello Live session.


“Juniors who played alongside you last season might not have told you anything when you dropped catches, but if you drop catches off my bowling, you know what I am going to do,” he added.

Sree said that in his entire international career he has dropped only 4 to 5 catches.

“In my whole career, I dropped only 4-5 catches in my eight years of international career and 10-15 catches in my whole professional career. While training, even Jonty Rhodes drops catches,” the 37-year-old added further.


When it comes to overall figures of catches, then Sreesanth in his whole including all formats be it international or domestic has taken 49 catches, while Uthappa has taken 384. The noteworthy thing here is that Uthappa has been a wicketkeeper for a long time.

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