Pace bowler Sreesanth was banned for life in 2013 by BCCI because of Spot Fixing in Indian Premier League and his Life ban is reduced to 7 years by BCCI ombudsman DK Jain, a month ago and this fast bowler can participate in all forms of Cricket from the September 2020.
By far Sreesanth has a controversial career in the IPL from the fight with Harbhajan Singh, a rumored rift with Rajasthan Royals’ coach Paddy Upton to spot-fixing in IPL. now this 36-year-old cricketer reveals why he hates MS Dhoni-led IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings.
Upton, in his recently published autobiography, wrote that Sreesanth abused him when he was not allowed to play in an IPL fixture against Chennai Super Kings. Sreesanth, in an interview to Indian Express, spoke about the rumored rift with Upton and said that he wanted to play the match because he hates Chennai super kings franchise.
“Mr. Upton, touch your heart and touch your kid’s heads, did I ever abuse you either during India team or in IPL? I want to ask the legend Rahul Dravid, someone whom I respect and love, when did I ever fight with him? When did I abuse with him the way Upton said in his book?” Sreesanth said.
“I requested Upton many times to let me play that game — only because of my history with CSK and because I wanted to defeat them. He made it out differently that I wanted to play as if for fixing. Everybody knows how much I hate CSK, I don’t have to say. People might say because of MS Dhoni or N Srinivasan sir or whatever but that’s not the truth; I just hate the yellow color. I hated Australia for the same reason. Most importantly, I have done extremely well against CSK that’s why I wanted to play,” Sreesanth added.
The Cricketer also added “That allegation that I abused the two was the most disappointing. That was bigger than torture by police. That thing still hurts. Other players would talk about Upton, “Yeh kaun hai bey, Kirsten sab kuch karte hain (who is this guy, Kirsten does everything).’ Have I ever behaved like that with him? I really hope your book sells more because you seem so desperate,”