Were we too harsh on someone who was dedicated to our nation, S. Sreesanth

S. Sreesanth, a name probably every Indian cricket follower know, after the spot-fixing scandal back in 2013, during IPL 6( Pepsi IPL 6), where he was playing for Rajasthan Royals team. This scandal pops out three names from Indian cricket, namely S. Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankit Chavan. Sreesanth was already a big name for India in international cricket at that time, while other twos were in the way to do so. 

The fiery fast bowler from Kerala made his international debut in 2005 against Srilanka in ODIs, held at Nagpur at a very young of age 22. He was also only the second cricketer from Kerala to represent the nation in cricket. He has also done many wonders for India in the world cricket which helped him gaining places in the World cup squads for 2007(T20I) and 2011(ODIs). He was considered as young angry fast bowlers, as they were very few of his type, he rubbed his nose with many International cricket players like Andrew Symonds and Harbhajan Singh as well.

Every day is followed by darkness, so as Sreesanth life did when on 4th June Delhi Police said that Sreesanth, Chandila, 

Chavan, along with 17 other members are indulged in spot-fixing. BCCI put a life ban on Sreesanth oand Chavan for this case and Sreesanth’s carrier was almost over.

Let’s move to a different scenario here in Australia, where former Australian captain, Steve Smith, opening batsman David Warner and Batting allrounder Cameron Bancroft were caught guilty in ball tampering on the field. Cricket Australia didn’t 

put a life ban on them, giving just an exemption for David Warner and Steve Smith of only 1 year and Bancroft up to December 2018.

But the point here is not about cricket Australia gave the correct punishment to the guilty or not, the point here is were we too harsh on S. Sreesanth? As in their recent order by The Supreme Court, they asked Delhi High Court to reconsider their life ban order on Sreesanth and give them the report within the next three months. After his order, Sreesanth has something to cheer about after being the runner up o

f Big Boss. In his recent interview, he said that the Supreme Court has given a lifeline to him. He had already mentioned earlier that how keen is he to play for India again and said that I want that when my daughter googles my name, she should get only good information about me.

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