Sreesanth’s comeback mantra on his return after a seven-year ban
- Sreesanth’s love for cricket never really left him, despite venturing into many other domains like politics, film, etc.
It took Sreesanth twelve days of interrogation, 27 days in jail, a seven-year ban from cricket for spot-fixing. He had to love with that stigma ever since then. However, Sreesanth never gave up in all these years. He ventured into films, reality shows, and politics, but he never gave up on his love for cricket.
Sreesanth’s cricket ban has now come down to his seven years last year. With this, the cricketer is all set to return to the game after September 13, officially ban period end. He has already started his preparation for the game by practicing at his own indoor cricketing facility in the city of Kochi, for the last two months. He told a Times of India that he bowls 14 overs a day, six days a week. To prepare himself for all the formats, he said that he bowls using the new ball, the red ball, and the semi-old ball.
Sreesanth is making a come back at the age of 37 and says that it is not easy. He said that he starts his day with yoga and meditation. Together with this, he attends the online sessions of Tim Grover (a physical and mental conditioning coach) twice a week. He follows the schedule given by Ramji Srinivasan, a former strength and conditioning coach of the Indian team, to meet his fitness requirement. He also stated that having been away from the game for a while, he was not aware of the many changes in the game like the use of two new balls from each end in ODIs until a fellow Kerala player told him the reason.
The cricketer also said that his past records did not matter to him anymore and that he is starting from scratch. His comeback mantra is just one “Don’t ever give up”.