Sreesanth's journey from cricket, to match-fixing, to Bigg Boss

Sep 20, 2018, 19:47 IST
  • Sreesanth's journey from cricket, to match-fixing, to Bigg Boss

    S Sreesanth is a former Indian cricketer, who played ODIs, T2OIs and Tests for India. He was a right-arm fast-medium-pace bowler and a right-handed tail-end batsman. In first-class cricket, he played for Kerala and in the Indian Premier League, he played for Rajasthan Royals. He is also the first Kerala Ranji player to have played Twenty20 cricket for India. 

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    Sreesanth initially was a leg-spinner in his childhood, modelling his action on India's leading Test wicket-taker Anil Kumble, who was to become his Test captain. However, his habit of bowling yorkers led him to convert to fast bowling, after being encouraged by his elder brother. Following in the footsteps of fellow Kerala fast bowler Tinu Yohannan, who earned selection to the National Cricket Academy in 2000, Sreesanth was selected for the MRF Pace Foundation in Chennai. He later went on to play for India

    In pic: Sreesanth looks to be having a great time wearing the chef's hat with his wife Bhuvneshwari Kumar in this picture, he captioned, "My love my beautiful wife Bhuvaneshwari had a great time @le Meridian kochi ..#family first ..Sunday is fun day"

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    Sreesanth's parents are Santhakumaran Nair and Savithri Devi. He has one elder brother and two elder sisters, his brother Dipu Santhan owns a music company in Kochi and his eldest sister Nivedita is a television actress in Kerala. Sreesanth's elder sister Divya got married to Madhu Balakrishnan, a famous South Indian playback singer

    In pic: Sreesanth with his family

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    On December 12, 2013, Sreesanth married his girlfriend Bhuvneshwari Kumari at Guruvayur Sri Krishna temple in Kerala. Bhuvneshwari Kumari is the daughter of Hirendra Singh Shekhawat and Muktha Singh

    In pic: Sreesanth with wife Bhuvneshwari Kumari and his children

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    In September 2013, Sreesanth was banned for life from playing cricket by the BCCI, for his involvement in spot-fixing in the 2013 IPL season. The spot fixing and betting case arose when the Delhi Police arrested 3 cricketers, Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan, on the charges of spot-fixing. The three cricketers represented Rajasthan Royals

    In pic: Sreesanth with wife Bhuvneshwari Kumari and daughter Sree Sanvika

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    Sreesanth was arrested at his friend's house, whereas Chandila and Chavan were arrested from their team hotel in Mumbai. Rajasthan Royals suspended the contracts of the three players until the investigation was complete. Delhi police have claimed that Sreesanth and Chavan have confessed of being involved in spot fixing. The police also claimed that Chandila had tried to get other players, including Chavan, involved under the direction of the bookies

    In pic: Sreesanth with wife Bhuvneshwari Kumari and daughter Sree Sanvika

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    Initially Sreesanth's father Shantakumaran Nair termed his son's arrest to be a "larger conspiracy", and blamed cricketers M. S. Dhoni and Harbhajan Singh for connecting his son with the scandal, but later retracted the statement

    In pic: Sreesanth with wife Bhuvneshwari Kumari and daughter Sree Sanvika

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    Sreesanth dived into the film and TV world after his promising cricketing career came to an abrupt end. Sreesanth was part of a dance reality show on television. He also starred in a Bollywood film, Aksar 2 along with Zareen Khan. Sreesanth has also acted in a Malayalam film, titled Team 5

    In pic: Sreesanth with wife Bhuvneshwari Kumari and their brand new car

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    Apart, from films and television, Sreesanth has also delved into the world of politics. On March 25, 2016, Sreesanth joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He contested and lost the Kerala Assembly elections from Thiruvananthapuram. He secured a total of 34,764 votes but lost the election to VS Sivakumar of the Congress by 11,710 votes

    In pic: Sreesanth with his daughter

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    S Sreesanth has jumped back into the news these days, after entering the Bigg Boss house in its 12th season. In a span of two days, being locked up with strangers has already taken a toll on the former cricketer. Having got himself into a verbal disagreement over a task, with Somi Khan (one of his housemates), he was seen being calmed down by the other housemates. Engulfed with rage, Sreesanth suddenly decided to stage a walk out and wanted to leave the Bigg Boss house

    In pic: Sreesanth with his daughter at the airport

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    Sreesanth posted this picture of a South Indian film, which he acted in as the hero, he captioned, "@nikkigalrani #team5 #cantwait #14july #letsrockthis"

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    Sreesanth is known to be close to businessman/actor Sachin Joshi, he posted this picture on Sachin Joshi's birthday, he wrote, "@sachiinjoshi Happy birthday to my amazing brother who stood by me in my most difficult times.love and respct alwys"

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    Sreesanth posted this picture with a couple of his friends. He wrote, "#dr.roy and Chechi surly are the best human beings around.thnks a lot for this Lovely time..love and respect alwys"

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    Sreesanth shared this picture from a felicitation ceremony, he captioned, "Thanks a lot for giving me such amazing welcome and warmth..loved every moment #dubai #hitfm dubai #awards .great honour to have received it from legends of Indian cinema"

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    Sreesanth posted this picture with a close friend, he wrote, "Alwys great to catch up with my brother @ranjhavikramsingh ..thnks for the lovely hospitality Brother"

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    Another picture Sreesanth shared of himself with his friend Ranjha, he wrote, "@ranjhavikramsingh #office #work"

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    Sreesanth posted this picture on the birthday of a friend, he captioned, "Wishing @sankargowda anna the very best birthday and. An amazing life..great to be a part of s productions"

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    Sreesanth took to body building after getting banned from cricket, he posted this picture of his chiseled body and captioned, "Keep working hard and keep at it..BE THE BEST YOU"

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    How do you like this new look of Sreesanth? The former bowler posted this picture and captioned, "#NewLook #HairDo #Clean #Clear #International #WorkMode #Argentina #GuessWhatFor? #Like?"

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    Sreesanth posted this picture with the badshah of bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan. He wrote, With the legend @iamsrk great human being who is given so much to not just world cinema but also to international sports. Thanks a ton Shahrukh Bhai..love and respect alwys"

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    Sreesanth posted this picture with a friend, which he captioned, "@avika_n_joy it was wonderful meeting you and thanks a lot for amazing support during stunt..god bless..all the very best"

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About The Gallery

S Sreesanth's life story so far has been nothing short of a Bollywood movie. As the former India cricketer is making waves inside the Bigg Boss house for season 12, we profile his journey from being a cricketer to getting involved in match-fixing, to acting in a film as the lead hero. Take a look..

 

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