Joining the likes of cricket legend Kapil Dev to put down idea of former Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Akhtar to hold India Pakistan ODI cricket series for relief amid global pandemic of Coronavirus, tainted Indian cricketer Sreesanth said that India is not on good terms with Pakistan.
Sreesanth said this during an Instagram live chat.
“We are not in good terms with Pakistan so, India first and health first. Personally, I am not in favour of playing any match against Pakistan unless the relations between the two countries improve,’ said Sreesanth.
Sreesanth, first spotted by current BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, made his debut under Rahul Dravid, played a couple of Test matches under Anil Kumble and then completed the major part of his career under MS Dhoni (22 ODIs,13 Tests, and 9 T20Is), has picked the best-ever Indian captain and it is none of the above-mentioned greats of the Indian team.
In a recent live session in the Helo app, the right-arm pacer picked Kapil Dev, under whom India won the 1983 World Cup as the best-ever skipper and also named India captain Virat Kohli as the best batsman and fast bowler Jaspirt Bumrah as the best bowler in world cricket currently.
The BCCI banned Sreesanth, who is now 37, for life in August 2013 along with his Rajasthan Royals teammates Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan for indulging in alleged spot-fixing in the IPL that year. But on March 15 last year, the Supreme Court set aside the BCCI disciplinary committee’s order.
Sreesanth’s ban is supposed to end in August this year and he will be eligible to play cricket for his state side Kerala as well as for India.