S Sreesanth’s Day Of Rejoice Has Come After 7 Years

S Sreesanth was out of action for seven long years now after serving the strict ban imposed on him on accounts of spot-fixing. The pacer’s life ban for his involvement in the spot-fixing scandal in the 2013 Indian Premier League has now been reduced by BCCI ombudsman Justice (Retd DK Jain) to seven years after the Supreme Court of India ordered so in the same process. S Sreesanth’s place was about to be cemented when the selectors were looking up to him as a promising fast bowler, but he was involved in a spot-fixing scandal during the 6th edition of

S Sreesanth’s Day Of Rejoice Has Come After 7 Years

S Sreesanth was out of action for seven long years now after serving the strict ban imposed on him on accounts of spot-fixing. The pacer’s life ban for his involvement in the spot-fixing scandal in the 2013 Indian Premier League has now been reduced by BCCI ombudsman Justice (Retd DK Jain) to seven years after the Supreme Court of India ordered so in the same process.

S Sreesanth’s place was about to be cemented when the selectors were looking up to him as a promising fast bowler, but he was involved in a spot-fixing scandal during the 6th edition of the playing for Rajasthan Royals in 2013 which saw him banned for 7 years.

S Sreesanth
S Sreesanth. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

S Sreesanth Says The Day Of Rejoice Has Come As Ban Of 7 Years About To End

The SC has set it aside and ordered the Indian board to reconsider his ban and decide upon the length of the fresh ban. The ban period will supposedly end on September 13, 2020. But, the pacer is already celebrating as he believes that he has got the nod to play from the month of September.

“After seven long years, it is a day to rejoice. I can now officially start training and practice to play the matches. Thanks a lot for all the love and media I have been given. It meant a lot to me,” spoke Sreesanth over a phone call as quoted by BDcrcictime.

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S Sreesanth. Image Credit: getty Images.

He further thanked his friends and family for helping him in distress. He feels motivated and has promised to give his best once he steps on the field again but for now, it is a time for some celebration after a hiatus of 7 long years.

“By God’s grace and lots of prayers of my family and dear ones, including media, I feel humbled and motivated. I will give my very best to every moment and keep at it,” the pacer concluded.

S Sreesanth made his debut for India in 2005/2006 but was involved in many controversies.

S Sreesanth Should Reach Fitness Before Consideration

The 36-year-old has been part of 27 Tests, 53 ODIs, and 10 T20Is scalpings 87, 75, and seven wickets respectively averaging over 30 in each format. According to Tinu Yohannan, the former fast bowler who has worked as Kerala’s coach, the hometown place from where S Sreesanth hails, feels that he will have to touch the apt fitness levels to be considered for selection again.

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S Sreesanth (Image Credit: Google)

“Because of COVID-19, the ground facilities are not yet opened. He will be able to use the association facilities from September 21. That’s State government guidelines for all sports bodies,” the coach concluded.

His last IPL match came in May 2013 for his franchise Kings XI Punjab which was also his last competitive match before the ban was imposed. He had played 44 matches where he has picked up 40 wickets averaging 29.85.

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Long Break Allowed Virat Kohli To Become An Even Better Athlete: Basu Shanker

RCB strength and conditioning coach Basu Shanker, who is often held responsible for the fitness transformation of Team India has opined that the long break from cricket has helped Virat Kohli to become an even better athlete. The pandemic triggered lockdown had forced the cricketers to stay away from the game. Indian skipper Virat Kohli was stuck at his home in Mumbai for 5 months, during which he focused on his strength and skill training and also enhancing all the weak spots. The 13th edition of IPL was originally scheduled to kick off from March 29 was postponed indefinitely after

Long Break Allowed Virat Kohli To Become An Even Better Athlete: Basu Shanker

RCB strength and conditioning coach Basu Shanker, who is often held responsible for the fitness transformation of has opined that the long break from cricket has helped Virat Kohli to become an even better athlete. The pandemic triggered lockdown had forced the cricketers to stay away from the game. Indian skipper Virat Kohli was stuck at his home in Mumbai for 5 months, during which he focused on his strength and skill training and also enhancing all the weak spots.

The 13th edition of IPL was originally scheduled to kick off from March 29 was postponed indefinitely after April 15 due to the rising number of coronavirus cases in the nation. The postponing of the World Cup to 2021 gave the IPL a window to be conducted in September.

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Virat Kohli, Image Credit: Twitter.

Virat Kohli has come back in even better shape than before: Basu Shanker

Virat Kohli is back in the nets training in UAE for the IPL after a long break. The break has only bettered his shape according to RCB’s strength and conditioning coach. Shanker also told Kohli’s movement patterns in the nets are in sync with his best form in the past.

“He (Kohli) has come back in much better shape. He is at his best weight at the moment and his movement patterns are pretty much in sync with his best self in the past,” Basu told PTI from Dubai.

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Virat Kohli. Image Credit: Getty Images.

“He has taken this break as an opportunity to work on all the pointers which needed attention from a physical point. I guess his motto to life is ‘Bear the cross and wear the crown’,”  he added.

RCB players will be match ready soon: Basu Shanker

Basu Shanker explained Kohli’s training drills at home which helped to be at the best of his shape. Virat Kohli will lead his side once again in the IPL in hopes of lifting the title for the first time and he is more than ready to do so,

“He had the time to be very specific with his meal plans and running intervals at home. He did not have much of a choice during the lockdown and he invested on a treadmill and worked on his endurance which is otherwise not possible during a packed calendar. For ground reaction forces every now and then, he did shuttle running in his apartment which had a little space. With all these constraints the attitude stood out more than the workout.
Apart from that, his customised strength work to compliment that was his mantra during the lockout. So a combination of running and strength work and he kept it simple by just following this to the T,” said Basu.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli with his RCB teammates. Image Credit: Getty Images.

Shanker also told all the players in the squad are in decent shape and will be match ready soon. The complete new coaching staff appointed by RCB is taking well care of the players.

Since most of them have arrived in decent shape physically it’s only a matter of time they are match ready. With regards to assessing a player’s fitness – most of the workouts are a test in itself. As a coach, we have to be prudent that they tick the right boxes and drills which can be an assessment. The coaching director (Mike Hesson) and the head coach (Simon Katich) and the entire support group are aware of a long layoff and ergo the planning with regards to the length of practice times, humidity, temperature, and recovery is something we have worked as a team. There is no fool proof algorithm for it but a sensible approach is what we are treading on.”

In 177 matches for the Bengaluru-based franchise, Virat Kohli has scored 5412 runs, including five centuries, and is the highest run-getter in the IPL. RCB have never won the IPL, however, they have reached the final thrice, under three different captains but the IPL title has never got in their hands.

will begin from September 19 till November 10, a total 53-day campaign will see all the eight teams play in UAE. The venue this time is UAE and matches will be played in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah.

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