Harbhajan Singh was one among those who congratulated S Sreesanth on his retirement and wished him well.
Former India teammates Harbhajan Singh and Sreesanth had a tumultuous history, particularly in the Indian Premier League (IPL). After an IPL match between Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab in 2008, Harbhajan famously’slapped’ former India bowler S Sreesanth, which became known as the ‘Slapgate.’
Sreesanth has declared his retirement from all aspects of the game, 14 years after that tragedy. The pacer was a member of Kerala’s Ranji Trophy team, however he retired after the first phase of the competition.
Sreesanth, who made his domestic cricket debut in the 2002-03 season, went to Twitter to announce that he is retiring from cricket to make room for the next generation of players. “For the sake of the future generation of players, I have decided to retire from first-class cricket.” This is my choice alone, and although I am aware that it will not bring me pleasure, it is the appropriate and honourable course of action at this point in my life. He wrote, “I’ve treasured every minute.”
Harbhajan Singh was one among those who wished Sreesanth success after seeing his message. Harbhajan wrote, “Good luck shenta.” Sreesanth thanked his old teammate for his wishes and answered to his former teammate’s reply.
Good luck shenta 🤗🤗 https://t.co/OXKTdh4QxL— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) March 9, 2022
Sreesanth represented India in 90 international matches, taking 169 wickets. He also appeared in 44 IPL matches, claiming 40 wickets before his career was cut short due to rigging allegations.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has suspended the Kerala bowler for his role in the IPL spot-fixing scandal. Sreesanth’s life ban was overturned by the Supreme Court in 2019, and he returned to domestic cricket in the following year.