S Sreesanth: The man who is no stranger to controversies

Updated: Feb 06, 2020, 08:36 | Shawn.Dsouza
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    Sreesanth’s famous impromptu dance after he had hit South African pacer Andre Nel for a six during the first Test in Johannesburg in December 2006. Pic/ AFP

  • Sreesanth, Ricky Ponting

    Australian captain Ricky Ponting lashed back at Sreesanth for sledging five Australian batsmen during India's eight-run one-day win in Chandigarh during October 2007. Pic/ AFP

  • Sreesanth, Andrew Symonds

    Sreesanth had an eventful series in October 2007. He targeted the Australians with his strange behaviour, and had a heated argument with Andrew Symonds. Pic/ AFP

  • Sreesanth, IPL

    Everyone remembers slapgate! But, five years after the infamous drama, S Sreesanth has claimed that the entire incident was planned, that he was never slapped and that Harbhajan Singh is a 'backstabber'.

    In picture: Kings XI Punjab bowler VRV Singh (left) consoles S Sreesanth after the Mumbai-Punjab tie at Mohali during IPL-I, on April 25, 2008. Sreesanth was infamously 'slapped' by Harbhajan Singh after the match, following which the former cried like a baby

  • Sreesanth, Harbhajan Singh

    In April 2013, Sreesanth was handed a warning by the BCCI for raking up the 2008 ‘slapgate’ issue through a social networking website. The Rajasthan Royals paceman was told that if he does something similar again, he will be issued a show cause notice, according to IPL sources

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    In October 2009, the BCCI and Kerala Cricket Association issued separate warnings to Sreesanth for indiscipline on the cricket field

  • Sreesanth, Graeme Smith

    Sreesanth and Graeme Smith were involved in an angry exchange of words on the pitch late on Day 3 of the second Test at Kingsmead in December 2010. Pic/ AFP

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    In 2011, Indian skipper M S Dhoni revealed that he had a stern word with fast bowler Sreesanth, letting him know the limits he cannot cross

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    S Sreesanth’s name cropped up in the famous Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing scandal in 2013, along with two other players from his franchise, Rajasthan Royals -- Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan. Sreesanth received a life ban and was arrested after he was guilty of underperforming in return for money from bookies but was released on bail in a month. Kerela High Court recently lifted the life ban on Sreesanth in August 2017, but BCCI challenged it. He took to Twitter to vent his anger at the Indian cricket board in a series of tweets

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    The undisputed king of controversies, the temperamental pacer was involved in a mid-air fracas in 2017. A co-passenger on a Bangalore-Delhi flight alleged that the cricketer had indulged in ‘boorish behaviour’ on board the aircraft. The co-passenger, T R Ravichandran alleged that Sreesanth got into a ‘childish argument’ with flight attendants when he was asked not to sit near the emergency exit. Sreesanth denied the charges

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About The Gallery

Former Indian fast bowler S Sreesanth, who has been embroiled in controversies for more than half of his career, turns a year older today. Here’s a look at some of them from his cricket career