SreeSanth is an old Indian cricketer, who played all kinds of sport. He was a right-handed tail-ender batsman and right-arm fast-medium-pace bowler.
In first class cricket, he played for Kerala and in the Indian Premier League(IPL), he played for Rajasthan Royals.
He is also the first Kerala Ranji player to have performed in Twenty20 cricket for India.
In September 2013, he was banned for life from playing Cricket by the BCCI, because he was involved in spot-fixing in the 2013 IPL season. SreeSanth is made his debut as an actor in the upcoming movie Big Picture.
Presently, he is a contestant of the popular reality show “Bigg Boss 12”, and the show is running in its 4th week, and two participant are already the talk of the town- television actress, Deepika Kakkar and former Indian cricketer, S. Sreesanth.
1. FAMILY & BORN DETAILS
SreeSanth belongs to Kerala. His father is a retired insurance officer. His mother is a retired state government servant, and he has one elder brother and two elder sisters.
Date of Birth : 6 February 1983
Birth Place: Kothamangalam, Kerala, India
Father: Santhakumaran Nair
Mother: Savithri Devi
Sister: Nivedita, and Divya
Brother: Dipu Santhan
2. STUDY & CAREER
SreeSanth initially was a leg-spinner in his childhood, modeling his action on India’s leading Test wicket-taker Anil Kumble, who was to become his Test captain. But, his habit of bowling yorkers led him to turn to fast bowling, after being inspired by his adult brother.
In November 2004, SreeSanth registered the record books when he took a hat-trick against Himachal Pradesh in a Ranji trophy game.
He was chosen to represent India B in the Challenger Trophy in October 2005, a domestic limited-overs tournament. He played impressively in that match, winning the Man of the Series award and being the best wicket-taker (7) with the third best bowling average. This led to his selection to the Indian team for the home ODI series against Sri Lanka.
School: Vidyadhiraja Vidya Bhavan English Medium H.S
3. PERSONAL LIFE
Real Name: Shanthakumaran SreeSanth
Zodiac sign: Aquarius
Profession: Indian Cricketer (Bowler)
Political Party: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
Age: 34 years
Height(approx): in centimetres: 180 cm
In metres: 1.80 m
Feet inches: 5’ 11”
Weight(approx): in Kilograms- 80 kg
in Pounds- 176 lbs
Body Measurements: – Chest: 40 inches
– Waist: 34 inches
– Biceps: 16 inches
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Favorite Cricketer: Anil Kumble
Books: ‘Art of Fast Bowling’. ‘Sunny Days’, ‘Why not you’
Author: Agatha Christie
Singer : Michael Jackson
Girls, Affairs & More
Marital Status: Married
Marriage Date: 12 Dec 2013
Girlfriends: Bhuvneshwari Kumari
Wife/ Spouse: Bhuvneshwari Kumari
Children: Son– Suryasree
Daughter– Sree Sanvika
Bowling Style: Right-arm fast-medium
Batting Style: Right Handed Bat
International Debut: Test-1 Mar 2006 vs England in Nagpur
ODI- 25 Oct 2005 vs Sri Lanka in Nagpur
T20- 1 Dec 2006 vs South Africa in Johannesburg
Jersey Number: #36 (India)
Achievements (main ones): SreeSanth got a hat-trick in a Ranji Trophy match in 2004 while playing for Kerala.
Career Turning Point: In the year 2005, while representing India B in the Challenger Trophy, a domestic limited overs match, SreeSanth was the best wicket-taker and was titled Man of the Series. This got him the license to Indian national team for the ODI series against Sri Lanka.
4. IN THE INDIAN PREMIER LEAGUE (IPL)
SreeSanth connected with the Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League(IPL). In the inaugural edition of the IPL in 2008, SreeSanth became the second best wicket-taker in the match after Sohail Tanveer, claiming 18 wickets. SreeSanth performed only in the 2nd half of the 2009 edition of the IPL. He could not perform the opening matches of the season owing to a stress fracture.
SreeSanth dropped Kings XI Punjab later the 2010 Indian Premier League and contracted for Kochi for the 2011 competition. He contracted for Rajasthan Royals for the 2012 competition. But he didn’t perform in 2012 due to injuries.
With his spot-fixing controversy coming into spot light during the 2013 IPL competition, Rajasthan Royals terminated his contract.
Spot Fixing Allegation and Arrest
At 16 May 2013, the Delhi police arrested SreeSanth and two of his Rajasthan Royals teammates, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan from Mumbai, for the case of spot-fixing during IPL 6.
Jiju Janardhan, another major person involved in spot-fixing. On 17 May 2013, SreeSanth admitted to spot-fixing, according to police. But, he has always said that he is innocent and that he was ordered to sign declaration statements.
SreeSanth and the two other players of RR involved in spot-fixing had their Rajasthan Royals contracts halted while their examinations were pending. On 13 September 2013, SreeSanth and Ankeet Chavan were restricted for life by BCCI disciplinary council.
In July 2015, he was cleared in the spot-fixing case.
On 18 October 2017, Kerala High Court renovated the life limitation on SreeSanth.
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- Apl 2006, he was awarded the Man of The Match in the ODI format.
- In the year 2006, he was named man of the match.
- In 2006, he was won the Player Of Match Awards in the ODI format.
7. CURRENT WORK & DETAIL
- Carbet in 2018, and the Director is Kaustav Narayan Niyogi , Release date: 29 Dec 2018. (Hindi Movie)
- Big Picture in 2020, Directed by Balachandra Kumar, Release Date: 05 May 2020. ( Malayalam Movie)
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Some Other Facts of SreeSanth:-
- For a short time in 2006, he changed his name to Sreesunth due to the slump in his form, but he later changed it to SreeSanth because of some sentimental reasons.
- Later being slapped by off-spinner Harbhajan Singh at the completion of IPL 2008, the seamer told in an interview, that everything between the two was okay while they had their dinner together. It was the media that exposed the matter to a larger area.
- In February 2015, he started his shop named ‘S36 The Sports Store’ in Kochi.
- Once when he desired to meet Tendulkar he was stopped by a security guard.
Hence, that’s all about SreeSanth.
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