Sreesanth on Friday reopened the Slapgate chapter by posting 44 tweets within two hours, saying the entire incident was planned and Harbhajan Singh was a “backstabbing person”. “He is a professional player and has turned out in nets, training hard and bowling well. He is main strike bowler even for Indian team earlier. He swings the ball and has good rhythm. If selected he would give 100 per cent,” Shah said.
Shah said coach Paddy Upton, given his expertise in the mental aspects of players, will manage Sreesanth if needed. “Yes, he is a good coach and has worked with Sreesanth during his stint with Indian team and I am sure he would manage Sreesanth’s problems if there are any. “Paddy has brought changes and his strategies are working but they could be tested when under pressure in second stage of tournament,” Shah said.
Sreesanth visits Shirdi
Meanwhile, Sreesanth on Saturday sought divine blessings by visiting the Sai Baba shrine in Shirdi. “I don’t want to say anything more. I just shared my feelings and came here to do the same. I want to do well in the matches ahead. I want to work hard to make a comeback to Indian side for the South Africa this year,” he said outside the shrine.