I have never been an economical bowler: Sreesanth told disciplinary committee
"I have never been an economical bowler." According to a Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) source, this was Rajasthan Royals bowler S Sreesanth's line of defence before the BCCI disciplinary committee with regards to the 13 runs (the bookies wanted him to give away 14) he allegedly gave away deliberately against Kings XI Punjab during this year's Indian Premier League on May 9.
“It is a blessing in disguise that I am not an economical bowler. I have given away lot of runs earlier too. Those 14 runs were like that. I will never cheat the game,” Sreesanth said after the meeting.
“I didn’t argue with them (BCCI officials). I just told them my side of the story. All were very cooperative. As a child, I always wanted to play for India. So I will never think of doing anything wrong,” he told MiD DAY before the BCCI made his life ban official.