Bangalore, May 16: S Sreesanth's unique transformation (if we can all it so) since late 2010 is quite stunning.
In the wake of the spot-fixing scandal which had rocked the Pakistani cricket team during its tour to England that year, the fast bowler from Kerala said that he expected the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to take strong action against those cricketers (Salman Butt, Mohammed Amer and Mohammed Asif) who were found guilty of spot fixing. Sreesanth said this on the sidelines of a walkathon organised for the visually-challenged people in Bangalore.
The cricketing world was rocked by the spot-fixing allegation in the fourth test match at the Lord's.
He had said than neither he nor any Indian cricketer in his knowledge were ever approached by a bookie. "Very honestly, I can not comment on that but as much as I know, nothing like that has ever happened ever in my career or my friend's career..."
Speaking on the spot-fixing issue involving the Pakistani cricketers, Sreesanth said they must be punished if found guilty. He said cricket is a passion and since one is representing the country, such acts meant one is cheating the whole nation.
Sreesanth found himself in the middle of an ugly spot-fixing scandal in the middle of the Indian Premier League this year after he and two of his colleagues of Rajasthan Royals were arrested in Mumbai for their alleged involvement in spot-fixing their matches. The three players were suspended by the Indian cricket board.
It is nice to say those good words when someone else does wrong Mr Sreesanth, but do they mean anything until one learns to practise what he preaches?