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Sreesanth – The comeback man – II

November 29, 2009

Nobody expected him, surely not him, that he will make his comeback so soon when the Indian test squad for ongoing Srilankan series was announced. Because he was not backed by any extra-ordinary performances in Ranji trophy or English county lately. But he had a little stint with the then fastest bowler in the world Allan Donald. His words hugely positive for Sreesanth and the important thing is nobody doubted his cricketing skills.


With Nehra performing consistently in ODIs and Munaf bowled well in Irani cup they should have been the automatic choice. But Nehra was not an ideal bowler for tests as he is more prone to injuries and won’t be much of a threat if the ball is not swinging. If Sreesanth has one kind of attitude problem then Munaf has other. I have read this line in our office’s public folder which suits him very aptly.

While bowling, he thinks it was a pain to hold and running with the ball.

Except for the first test he played against England he has never bowled with too much effort. In that first test he bowled with venom. The inswinging yorkers he sent at the 140 Kmph were really threatening and England batsmen were danced on the crease. But he started to concentrate on line and length and lost all his pace. With ODIs so much changed, his slow pace decent deliveries were sent crashing to the boundaries.

Opportunity presents:

As every door were shut, Indian selectors made a gamble by selecting him. They may have thought its time to give chance to somebody like Sreesanth instead going back to others. But I am really baffled by the team selection which had 3 spinners and 3 seamers. Usually India plays with 3 pacers and 1 spinner. But this time they decided to fall back to the old formula of 2 spinners. So again there is no hope for Sreesanth as our frontline seamers are Zaheer and Ishant. But Ishant’s ordinary form over the period of time helped Sreesanth immensely and he regained his spot in team for 2nd test.

I have decided to see his bowling by wednesady morning and I am really impressed by the he bowled. He may have got wickets out of some ordinary deliveries but they all fell because of his consistent bowling to stump to stump at a good pace. At last he found a way to control his emotions. The first ball which Mahela faced from Sreesanth was a beauty which just kissed the bat and went through Dhoni and Sachin, who was at the first slip. He would have cried for not even making an attempt at that. But he just carried on this time with an unwavering mind which yielded him 5-for and swung the match in India’s favour.

And rightly he was adjudged as the man of the match. Hope he continues to bowl with zest and control and underplaying his emotions, which will be good for his career and also team India.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. November 29, 2009 11:15 pm

    Dan ta dan 😉

    kanagu: 😀 😀

    • November 29, 2009 11:19 pm

      I hope he remains consistent too 🙂 Glad he was selected 🙂

      kanagu: Me too hope so Swaram 🙂 🙂

  2. November 30, 2009 1:16 am

    Yayyyy …!!! lets hope he keeps on performing the way he did ..!!!

    And keep the fingers crossed .. one more win and we will be World. No. 1 … 😀

    kanagu: Yeah.. me too hoping for that 🙂 🙂

  3. November 30, 2009 9:31 am

    2 posts on Sreeshanth?!!! 😯 🙄

    I’m glad he played well and won the match for us. His bowling was superb!!
    I really hope he continues to play consistently without showing off and make it to the one-day team as well.

    kanagu: Yes.. me too hoping of that Pixie.. but why are shocked initially???

  4. November 30, 2009 12:05 pm

    I’m a strong supporter of Srishant( for obivious reasopn).The main reason behind his ‘over’ aggresiviness in this field was ‘silent’ support from Dhoni and Ian Chappal(dhoni even mentioned many times that we need some one aggresive like sreeshant and ishanth).So probably he took that in a wrong way and over acted.He is a good player ,got good talent and pace.As most of the fast bowlers will be at the prime of there form in early 30’s , i guess if he play consistently and concentrate only in game, defenitily he will be a asset for the team

    kanagu: Actually machi, he went beyond that line of aggression and looked like a comedian in front of the eyes of people due to his antics, which is not at all necessary.. yes he has a great talent and hope he bowls well and wins matches for India…

  5. November 30, 2009 1:52 pm

    If he remains fit.. both physically and mentally… he with Zaheer and Ishant will lead India to new feats abroad !!! just wait and watch !!

    kanagu: Yes bhai… me hoping for that….

  6. Rashmi permalink
    November 30, 2009 5:42 pm

    Me and cricket dont go along 🙂 Marking my presence here 😆 😆

    kanagu: LOL…Thanks ma’am 😀 😀

  7. November 30, 2009 5:52 pm

    So Sreesanth is your favourite huh? I thought Saurav was? Well, as you requested I will analysing his hand on my other blog soon.!

    kanagu: No Nita… As a bowler I like Sreesanth much… but Sourav is beyond that… I love him more than beyond the cricket… thanks for analysing his hand.. waiting for that 🙂 🙂

  8. November 30, 2009 10:33 pm

    Hmmm…you really didnt want me to come anywhere near your blogs, na? 😀 😀 😀 😀

    kanagu: LOL 😆

  9. December 1, 2009 12:19 pm

    I just hope he sticks to the basics. Bowling and just bowling – fast and straight!

    On and off field antics has never taken anyone anywhere. I think this performance has proved that Sree has come of age. He is recognized in India not because he does those monkey antics but because he is a fast bowler and a good one at that.

    Glad to see someone realize his shortcomings and come out strong.

    If only Kambli had done the same at his time….if only….!!! Legend has it that Kambli was a far more talented batsman than Tendulkar. But he lost it all because of his antics and off field incidents.

    Kanagu: True bro.. he has to stick to his cricket if he has to be remembered in a better way and I hope he would have learned a thing or two when he was away from the team 🙂 🙂 and for Kambli.. I don’t know.. but heard he scored a double ton in his debut.. could have been a great but still I couldn’t forget that picture of him walking off the field crying during that world cup semifinal.. but the thing he has ‘only’ cried 😦

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