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  1. #81
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    Quote Originally Posted by slipcatch View Post
    Yea? What about Salman and Asif, Asif is still probably better than Amir.

    To be role model one does not only need to be convicted of corruption.

    But i see why you jumped on this thread quickly, again, without giving it a second thought.
    Butt has been adequately replaced.

    Asif is a 120 mph trundler now who is on his last legs. Amir can potentially play for 10 years.

    The message from PCB was loud and clear - if you are young and talented, it is okay if you are a fixer.
    Last edited by Mamoon; 10th August 2018 at 22:32.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamoon View Post
    Butt has been adequately replaced.

    Asif is a 120 mph trundler now who is on his last legs. Amir can potentially play for 10 years.

    The message from PCB was loud and clear - if you are young and talented, it is okay if you are a fixer.
    No! message was if you have committed a crime and you have paid the price and showed remorse then it is okay to rehabilitate you back into society, that is how it works in civilized society.

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    Sreesanth finally opens up about what happened when Harbhajan Singh slapped him after a T20 match

    For those, who don't remember what exactly happened that night, here's a brief idea of the same. This happened way back in 2008 during the inaugural season of a T20 league tournament. Punjab's team was pitted against Mumbai. Harbhajan was the captain of the team while Sreesanth was playing from the Punjab team. Mumbai lost the match to Punjab. But more than the loss, it was Harbhajan's reaction after a conversation with Sreesanth that got everyone talking. He slapped Sreesanth. It was reported then that the pacer had said something really offensive to the off-spinner and he lost his cool. It was also said that Harbhajan later apologised to Sreesanth in the dressing room. But not before Sreesanth was caught by the camera breaking down in tears on the field. Finally, Sreesanth has decided to reveal it all in front of the camera and that too inside the Bigg Boss house.


    In today's Bigg Boss episode, Sreesanth was in a tell-all mood. He said that during the T20 tournament, Harbhajan told him to not to show any aggressiveness. Harbhajan got out with no run. Sreesanth admits that he was a little too elated because he was happy for his team. He says that when he went up to Harbhajan to say 'tough luck' which he admits was sarcastic, he didn't slap him but back slapped him. He says that people can check the video. Sreesanth reveals he was helpless and so he cried. This reveal obviously helped Surbhi win the captaincy task. Sreesanth also revealed that there is no bad blood between him and Harbhajan Singh at all. They are in touch and the off-spinner often enquiries about the well-being of his family.

    Towards the end, Sreesanth requests his wife to inform Harbhajan that he has said such things on the show. But what we liked the most was Surbhi's question, when she asked why didn't he call a press conference to narrate his side of the story. Sreesanth said that there is a time and place for everything. He sure chose a great place to reveal his side of the story!


    https://www.bollywoodlife.com/bigg-b...r-a-t20-match/

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    Letter from his wife on Social media



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    Sreesanth has built a great physique over the years. Credit to his fitness regimen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    Letter from his wife on Social media

    My dear, so did Sharjeel salman butts asifs amirs Azharuddins family say our boy is whiter than white!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by freelance_cricketer View Post
    Sreesanth has built a great physique over the years. Credit to his fitness regimen.
    And he thinks he has become Brock Lesnar. He gets too aggressive in the house and wants a fight everytime. He acts like Brock but cries like a doll. Never seen such a drama queen indian cricketer like him in my life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bhaag Viru Bhaag View Post
    And he thinks he has become Brock Lesnar. He gets too aggressive in the house and wants a fight everytime. He acts like Brock but cries like a doll. Never seen such a drama queen indian cricketer like him in my life.
    Your Bhaijaan doesn't watch BigBoss.'

    He is too classy for that sort of stuff.

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    I dont know but I cant see how he is not guilty. He is not that important that the BCCI will do a conspiracy against him on such a scale.

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    The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its order on a plea by former cricketer S. Sreesanth challenging the lifetime ban imposed on him by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for his alleged involvement in match fixing during 2013 IPL. The bench of Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice K.M. Joseph reserved the order as apex cricketing body said that Sreesanth was found guilty on all the three counts - corruption, betting and bringing disrepute to the game.

    The court has given both Sreesanth and the BCCI to file their written submissions in two weeks.

    Appearing for BCCI, senior counsel Parag Tripathi told the court that for corruption and betting, the punishment is lifetime ban from the game.

    Pointing to zero tolerance towards corruption and betting and also any act bringing disrepute to cricket, Tripathi told the court that at no stage, Sreesanth brought it to the notice of BCCI's Anti-Corruption Unit about his being approached by bookies.

    The BCCI also reiterated the charge that Sreesanth never explained to the inquiry committee about where Rs 10 lakh, an amount that finds mention in the recorded telephonic conversation, came from.

    In his rejoinder arguments, senior counsel, Salman Khurshid appearing for Sreesanth said that the onus of proving the guilt was on the BCCI. He said it was for the BCCI to establish that Rs 10 lakhs had come from questionable sources for match fixing.

    Referring to the taped conversation, Khurshid said it says that transaction would take place only if former cricketer concedes 14 runs in an over and that it would be off for anything less than that.

    In the alleged over, where Sreesanth was to concede 14 runs, in fact 13 runs could be scored. It has been contended against Sreesanth that there was one no ball, which would have made it to 14 runs, but it escaped the umpire's sight.

    Wrapping up his rejoinder arguments, Khurshid urged the court to save the career of the "young cricketer, who is not that young now, but still retains the spirit of cricket."

    In the earlier hearing, Sreesanth had told the court that he initially confessed to the Special Cell of Delhi Police about his alleged involvement in the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal to escape sustained and continuous police torture.

    Sreesanth moved the top court challenging the Kerala High Court order upholding the lifetime ban on him by the BCCI.

    The BCCI had on May 15 last year opposed the plea by Sreesanth seeking a relaxation of the ban on him, so that he could play in county cricket in England.

    BCCI had earlier told the court that it has already appealed against the order discharging Sreesanth in the spot-fixing case during IPL 2013.

    The Delhi Police had arrested Sreesanth and his two other Rajasthan Royals' teammates, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan, on the charge of spot-fixing during IPL 2013.

    https://sports.ndtv.com/cricket/sc-r...y-bcci-2000884


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    Young cricketer who is not that young now.

    Was he being facetious?


    2 possibilities exist: Either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are terrifying.

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    This is mainly to play domestic cricket i suppose.

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    Bench makes it clear that the order shall have no effect on the criminal proceedings pending against the former cricketer.
    The Supreme Court on Friday revoked the life ban on former Indian cricketer S. Sreesanth in a case of spot-fixing and asked the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to re-examine its quantum of punishment.

    A Bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan and K.M. Joseph said the life ban was “too harsh.”

    The court asked the BCCI disciplinary committee to review the quantum of his punishment in three months. It, however, upheld his indictment in the wake of the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal.

    The Bench made it clear that the order shall have no effect on the criminal proceedings pending against the former cricketer. The standard of disciplinary proceedings was higher than that of criminal proceedings, the court said.


    Sreesanth had argued how the life ban given to other cricketers was reconsidered eventually.

    “Mohd. Azharuddin [former India captain] was overturned. Pakistan’s Salim Malik got a life ban but it was overturned. Hansie Cronje was given a life ban but he died in a plane crash when proceedings were not closed,” senior advocate Salman Khurshid, for Sreesanth, had submitted.

    Mr. Khurshid had argued that despite the ban and losing the best part of his career, Sreesanth had remained loyal to the BCCI and wanted to “reconnect” with the Board.

    The lawyer had said his client suffered “continuous torture” in the hands of the Delhi Police.

    “It is a fact that he used a towel. Many players do. There was no criminal intent or foul play. Too much is being read into it. The court had discharged him finally,” Mr. Khurshid had argued.

    https://www.thehindu.com/news/nation...le26541906.ece


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    After his life ban was reduced to seven years, S Sreesanth has set his sights on making a comeback into the Indian team and end his international career on a high. The 36-year-old is hopeful of making a comeback into the Indian Test team and finish his career with 100 wickets. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Ombudsman Justice (retd) DK Jain on Tuesday reduced Sreesanth's life ban, imposed for his alleged involvement in the spot-fixing, to seven years saying that "his prime years as a Cricketer, particularly as a fast bowler may already be over".

    Delighted with the news, Sreesanth thanked all his fans, well-wishers and every one else who prayed for him.

    "I am extremely delighted with what I have heard now. Thanks to each one of my well-wishers who prayed for me and the prayers have been answered. I am 36 now and next year I will be 37," Sreesanth told the media.

    Sreesanth who has 87 Test wickets to his name needs 13 more wickets to take his tally to three-figure mark. While exuding confidence in his aim, the Kerala bowler also said that he always wanted to play under current captain Virat Kohli.

    "I have 87 Test wickets and my aim is I want to finish my career with 100 Test wickets. I am confident that I can return to the Indian Test team and always wanted to play under Virat Kohli," Sreesanth added.

    Sreesanth also threw light on the process which he will follow to fulfill his aim. Sreesanth said making a comeback at this age will be possible by following a "proper roadmap".

    "I have a proper roadmap now. I will follow that and not disappoint any of my fans or people who supported me. I will make sure I train really hard and make a comeback not just for Kerala cricket team but in the list of cricketers who play for the country," Sreesanth was quite as saying by news agency ANI.

    The Supreme Court had asked the BCCI Ombudsman Justice (retd) DK Jain to decide on the quantum of punishment for the cricketer for his alleged involvement in the spot-fixing scandal that rocked the 2013 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

    Acting on the apex court's directives, Jain decided that his ban will end on September 12, 2020 -- seven years as compared to the original life ban.

    Sreesanth is only the second Keralite to represent the country and in his brief career, he has played 27 Tests, scalping 87 wickets.

    He also has 75 wickets from 53 One Day Internationals (ODIs) and seven wickets from 10 Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is).

    https://sports.ndtv.com/cricket/s-sr...ickets-2087965


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    When asked about Mohammad Amir and how he made a comeback to international cricket immediately after his ban was lifted, the former Indian opener in his own quirky way said: “Pakistan me kuch bhi hota hai.”

    https://m.hindustantimes.com/cricket...cO4iAJhZP.html


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    Amir will inspire many fixers

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    But amir has already retired from test cricket so he should get inspired from that and do same now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shah_1 View Post
    Amir will inspire many fixers
    Court has exonerated him. So technically not a fixer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam99 View Post
    But amir has already retired from test cricket so he should get inspired from that and do same now.
    At 37, he ain’t coming back anywhere. But he can guide some young fast bowlers from Kerala.

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    He is no Amir - he wont get that attention from BCCI or India fans.


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    If he is truly penitent, he can do some good for game by getting into domestic coaching or Malayalam commentary.
    His home state Kerala is quite marginalized in Indian cricket terms and with can help promote sport popularity at junior levels and help identify talented youngsters who can break through

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    It’s just a matter of a few months before the seven-year ban imposed on S. Sreesanth for spot-fixing, which he was accused of during the Indian Premier League in 2013, comes to an end.

    Since that day, Sreesanth has had to live with that stigma every day and many of his friends and teammates, with whom he had shared some of the biggest highs of his cricket career, shunted him away.

    “Now, I do speak to many players. I spoke to Sachin (Tendulkar) paaji recently on twitter. Viru (Sehwag) paaji, we keep messaging each other and Gautam (Gambhir), I met him recently,” Sreesanth told India Today.

    “Publicly, most the players used to avoid me except for Viru bhai, Laxman bhai and just three-four others would stay in touch with me. I also understood their apprehensions and I also didn’t make an effort to engage with them as there were court proceedings going on against me. But then things improved in a couple of years. I met Bhajju pa at the airport not too long ago and I told him when I start playing cricket I will use the bat manufactured by BhajjiSports,” added Sreesanth, whose seven-year ban comes to an end in September this year.

    Sreesanth has still not given up hope of representing India, although at 37 years of age, he will have his task cut out with the current crop of fast bowlers in their prime.

    “I hope someday I will be able to play for India again. World Test Championship excites me and my goal will be to play that. My first target is to get into the Kerala team, and hope to make an impact there. I will go through whatever needs to be done and hopefully, one day I will see myself back in India colour,” Sreesanth, 37, said while pointing towards his various India jerseys hanging on the wall.

    https://www.indiatoday.in/sports/cri...464-2020-05-10


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    Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar is one of the greatest fast bowlers of all time. He holds the record for bowling the fastest delivery ever in international cricket. Known as the Rawalpindi Express for his blistering pace, Akhtar clocked 161.3 km/h (100.23 mph) against England in a 2003 World Cup encounter at Newlands, Cape Town in South Africa.

    Several bowlers have come close to breaking Akhtar's elusive record but none of them have managed to breach it so far. Recently in a live chat on Hello app, former Indian pacer S Sreesanth was asked by a journalist to name fast bowlers from the present era who he feels can break Akhtar's record. Sreesanth backed Australian pacer Mitchell Starc and Indian fast bowler Umesh Yadav to break Akhtar's record.

    Sreesanth feels Umesh has the ability and strength to bowl the fastest delivery ever bowled in international cricket. "Mitchell Starc can do it and Umesh Yadav might also break Shoaib Akhtar's record," Sreesanth said in a live interaction on Hello app.

    There have been a host of bowlers like Starc, Brett Lee, Shaun Tait and Dale Steyn who have managed to clock 160 km/hr but didn't manage to break Akhtar's long-standing record. Akhtar was known for his fearsome pace and troubled some of the greatest batsmen during his playing days to win matches for Pakistan.

    Discarded Indian pacer Sreesanth, who has played 27 Tests, 53 ODIs and 10 Tests for India, said he is a huge fan of Akhtar. Sreesanth recalled Akhtar always advised him to bowl at full pace and have a go against the batsmen.

    "I am huge fan of Shoaib Akhtar. Whenever we met, he always told me you should bowl fast no matter what, just bowl at your full pace," Sreesanth said.

    Akhtar is one of the quickest bowlers to have played the game and terrorised the opposition batsmen with his pace and skills. He picked up 444 international wickets in 46 Tests, 163 ODIs and 15 T20Is.

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