Former Team India pacer Shanthakumar Sreesanth on Wednesday announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. The 39-year-old said he made the decision because he did not want to block the path for youngsters. The temperamental cricketer played 27 Tests, 53 ODIs and 10 T20Is for India between 2005 and 2011. He was part of the Indian team that won the 2007 T20 World Cup and the 2011 50-over World Cup under MS Dhoni. He claimed 169 international wickets.
Relieved at the Supreme Court decision to lift the ban on him imposed by the BCCI over his alleged involvement in the spot-fixing scandal, S. Sreesanth has said that he is looking to get back to playing competitive cricket.
It's rarely good when cricketers make news for reasons other than cricketing ones. No matter how bitter a pill it is to swallow, the fact is that the game has lost a lot of talented players to corruption.