Sreeshanth left out of world cup squad
Fifteen member Indian cricket team for the world cup was announced, but with a splash of shock to the Keralites as Indian speedster S.Sreeshanth who hails from Kerala was not included in the squad. S.Sreeshanth has done fairly well in the recent South African series but failed to find space in the Indian cricket squad which fuels a tad of controversy. This medium fast bowler has often hits the news headlines either for performance with the ball or for some wrong reasons. Sreeshanth has the knack to court controversies and has ended up in paying penalties or got suspended. Once T.V cameras caught this maverick bowler for bawling following a squabble with Indian spinner Harbajan singh. His aggressive countenance in the field has often attracted criticism from the advocates of gentlemen's game- cricket. The most recent issue in this aspect was the spat with South African skipper smith which fetch him a penalty. Sreeshanths wasn't exonerated for his jigs whirling his bat after hitting Neil for a six. Cricket legend Wasim Akram has commented that he would have included Sreeshanth if he was to select the Indian cricket team.Former Indian captain Saurav Ganguly also didn't digest the idea of not taking Sreeshanth in the world cup squad.
His audacious nature make him less favourable with many cricket lovers but his blemish less passion for cricket cannot be counted low. He has seen rough patches in his career but has strongly come back and made a mark in his tenure. It's very evident that Sreeshanth failed to enter in the good books of captain M.S Dhoni, which contributed very much to his downfall. As Sreeshanth tweeted he believes in God and his 'never say die' attitude will turn the fortunes to his side. We all hope lady luck will start smiling on him so that we all can see out swingers bowled from his hand which makes the batsmen clueless and makes Keralites proud. Let's look into the profile and his bowling performance which shows that he is one among the leading wicket takers playing presently for India.
Profile of Sreeshanth
Full name Shanthakumaran Sreesanth
Born February 6, 1983, Kothamangalam, Kerala
Current age 27 years
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
S.Sreeshanth's bowling statistics
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts
Test 24 46 4753 2778 79
ODIs 51 50 2398 2403 75
T20Is 10 9 204 288 7
As Mr.Dhoni said, let's console Sree that if there injury plays before world cup match, anyone can be replaced.
'Irritate the batsman before bowling' is the main tactic of our Sreesanth. But he is unable to rein the 'tactic' whenever needs. He even crosses the limit by mentioning family matters and makes disgraceful remarks!
It is obvious that Sree is excluded from the Worl Cup Team on the basis of behaviour not on fitness or perfomances. Our World Cup Team wants the Match Fee without any FINE !!
I am personally very disappointed with the exclusion of sree from the world cup team. Although he is not good considering the behavior, he is a good bowler. The Indian Team won many match with the help from Sreesanth and they all know about them. There are other matters behind this. Any way let us hope for the best.