S Sreesanth (Shanthakumaran Nair Sreesanth), an Indian cricketer, declared his retirement from all forms of the game on Wednesday.
In a tweet on his official Twitter account, he wrote, “For the sake of the next generation of cricketers, I’ve decided to retire from first-class cricket.
This is my decision alone, and while I am aware that it will not bring me happiness, it is the appropriate and honourable course of action at this point in my life. I’ve savoured each and every one of them.”
Sreesanth had a tumultuous international career, appearing in 27 Tests, 53 One Day Internationals (ODIs), and 10 Twenty20 Internationals for Team India between 2005 and 2013.
In the action-packed season of the Ranji Trophy, the Kerala pacer made a stunning comeback.
“I’m having a terrible day today, but it’s also a day of contemplation and thankfulness for me. Playing for Ecc, Ernakulam district, various league and tournament teams, Kerala state cricket association, Bcci, Warwickshire county cricket team, Indian airlines cricket team, Bpcl, and ICC, to name a few “In another tweet, Sreesanth said.
Sreesanth’s seven-year exile for accused spot-fixing came to an end, bringing an end to what had been a life sentence.
Sreesanth, along with his Rajasthan Royals teammates Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan, were suspended by the BCCI in August 2013.
However, BCCI Ombudsman DK Jain reduced his life term for accused spot-fixing in the 2013 edition of the IPL to seven years last year.