Sreesanth announces retirement from all forms of cricket for India


Yesterday, India and Kerala pacer S Sreesanth, through Twitter, announced his retirement from cricket for India.

Although he did this with a very heavy heart but decided to do so for future youngsters in the Kerala team.

He last played a Ranji Trophy for Kerala just recently against Meghalaya where he got 2 for 40 and 0 for 57 in his two innings.

He was also proud to have played 25 years for India and Kerala in both the domestic and international spheres.

Sreesanth has ended his domestic career with 213 wickets in 74 first-class games and 124 wickets in 92 matches.

He has also played 65 T20 games, bagging 54 wickets. For India, Sreesanth has played 27 Test matches and 10 T20Is where he has 87 and 7 wickets respectively.

He played his last Test in 2011 against England at the Oval. In the IPL he played for the Punjab Kings and Rajasthan Royals. It was in 2013 when he was caught for spot-fixing along with Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila.

The BCCI handed him a life ban from the sport but he contested the punishment in Supreme Court after which the sentence was reduced to 7 years and was then lifted.

Sreesanth also participated in other domestic tournaments such as Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and Vijay Hazare Trophy last year.

He had also signed himself up at the IPL Mega Auctions both last and this year but went unsold.

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