S Sreesanth, the Indian fast bowler who announced his retirement from all forms of domestic cricket on Wednesday, has disclosed that the Kerala Cricket Association refused him a farewell match (KCA).
On Wednesday, S Sreesanth announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on Twitter. Sreesanth, who played 27 Tests, 53 ODIs, and 10 T20Is for India, said it was an honour to play international cricket for his country.
He was a member of the Indian side that won two World Cups, including the first ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in 2007 and the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 under the leadership of famous MS Dhoni.
Meanwhile, the bowler told Manorama that before announcing his retirement, he had notified KCA before the match against Gujarat that it would be his last match. He also said that he “earned a fitting send-off.”
“I was looking forward to participating in the Ranji Trophy match against Gujarat.” I made it obvious in the squad meeting before to the game that this would be my last outing for Kerala. The speedster told Manorama, “I feel I earned a farewell match.”
When you’re repeatedly neglected, you do what any reasonable person would do S Sreesanth
After being “constantly neglected and sidelined,” the 39-year-old was asked whether he believes he made the correct choice to retire at the appropriate moment, to which he answered that he did what any normal athlete would do after being “constantly ignored and sidelined.”
“I’ve been contemplating it for the last three months.” After a nine-year hiatus, I was given the chance to play first-class cricket again, but because to the COVID-19 scenario, I was unable to participate in any matches. I was not even considered in the 2021 IPL auction. Nobody was interested in purchasing me when I signed up for the 2022 auction. When you’re repeatedly neglected and sidelined, you do what any normal person would do.”