Kochi,Jan24 (PTI) Shantakumaran Sreesanth may have missedthe cut in the Indian squad for the upcoming World Cup but hascome in for praise from selection committee chairman KSrikkanth, who has described him as an "excellent bowler."
Terming selector''s job as a "thankless one", Srikkanthsaid Sreesanth is a genuinely good outswing bowler.
"I have told him (Sreesanth) to be calm and he will be agreat bowler," Srikkanth was quoted as saying in ''On Record''show telecast on Asianet Television, yesterday.
The former India captain said that maturity comes withpassage of time and experience that one gains playinginternational cricket.
"Some people are playful. Maturity will come. Sreesanthis an excellent bowler and he has an excellent outswing," hesaid.
Describing cricket as a "futuristic game", he said thatthe game has evolved over the years.
"Cricket will overtake football and athletics in next twoyears in Kerala. Every state needs icons. Orignally, the statehad PT Usha and now it is Sreesanth. Many more Sreesanthswill be emerging from Kerala," he said.
On any regrets during his cricketing years, Srikkanthsaid,"Sometimes I feel, I should have scored more runs, shouldnot have thrown my wicket..."
Cricket is a great unifying factor in India and all thethree formats --- Test, ODIs and Twety20 will co-exist,he said.
Srikkanth said he had always played cricket for fun andenjoyment. "I did not want to be a professfional cricketer. Mymotto is do your best and leave the rest up to God." PTI UD BNKHS