S Sreesanth has been hogging the limelight ever since India’s domestic season commenced amid the COVID-19 threat. The pacer finally made a comeback after a long gap after his ban ended last year. He was soon included in the Kerala line-up and the man impressed in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy with his pace.
Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough as Sreesanth went unsold in the IPL 2021 as no franchise showed interest in him. However, he wasn’t disheartened at all and hoped to play the T20 extravaganza next year. And he has continued to work hard on his game bowling really well for Kerala in the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy.
On Monday, Kerala locked horns with Uttar Pradesh and after putting the opponents in to bat first, they didn’t get off to a great start. After going wicketless in his first spell, Sreesanth came back to scalp the half-centurion Abhishek Goswami in the 21st over.
He then came back in the death overs scalping quick wickets and restricted the Uttar Pradesh side when they looked good to post a mammoth total at one stage. Sreesanth sent back UP skipper Akshdeep Nath, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohsin Khan and Shivam Sharma in the death overs to end with the figures of 5/65 in his 9.4 overs.
Though he conceded more runs, Sreesanth is a wicket-taker and he once again proved it with his stunning performance for Kerala. Even in the opening game of the season for the team, Sreesanth had picked 2/41 Odisha. He will be looking to bowl the same way and with a similar menace for the rest of the tournament.