S Sreesanth, the 2011 ICC World Cup winner, has declared his retirement from domestic cricket in India. The Kerala fast bowler announced on Twitter. Sreesanth has played 27 Tests, 53 ODIs, and 10 T20Is for India. He was also a member of the Indian side that won the 2007 ICC World Twenty20 Championship.
“Today is a challenging day for me, but it is also a day of reflection and thankfulness for me.” It has been a fantastic honor to play for ECC, Ernakulam district, various league, and tournament teams, Kerala state cricket association, BCCI, Warwickshire county cricket team, Indian airlines cricket team, BCCI, and ICC.
Throughout my 25-year cricket career, I’ve always strived for success and victory while preparing and training with the highest levels of competition, enthusiasm, and dedication. It’s been a privilege to represent my family,” Sreesanth wrote on Twitter.
“For the sake of the next generation of cricketers, I have decided to retire from first-class cricket.” This is my decision alone, and while I am aware that it will not bring me happiness, it is the appropriate and honorable course of action at this point in my life. He continued, “I’ve treasured every minute.”
In August 2013, Sreesanth, along with his Rajasthan Royals teammates Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan, were banned for life by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for alleged spot-fixing in the Indian Premier League (IPL). In 2019, his lifetime ban was reduced to seven years, which he will serve until September 2020.
Following his suspension, he made a comeback by being nominated to Kerala Cricket Association’s 20-member squad for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in 2021. (KCA).
He was shortlisted for the IPL auction in both 2021 and 2022, however neither time he was sold.