Watch: When Sreesanth bowled leg-spin in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy


India’s veteran fast bowler Sreesanth made a grand comeback to competitive cricket when he donned Kerala’s jersey to take on Puducherry in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021. The experienced campaigner made an instant impact with the ball by taking a wicket only in his second over of the game.

The 37-year-old pacer proved that age is just a number as he went on shatter the off-stump of Puducherry batsman. Soon after taking the wicket, he pulled off an animated celebration as he announced his arrival in grand fashion.

Needless to say, he was far from being impressive in the second game against Mumbai. Sreesanth was thrashed by Mumbai batsmen all around the park as he leaked too many runs during the game. After finishing the game without taking a single wicket, he bounced back in the third game against Delhi.

The fast bowler switched to the vintage mode by taking prized wickets of Shikhar Dhawan and Nitish Rana respectively. He was the pick of the bowlers as he took most wickets in the match. Delhi captain Dhawan was batting so good at 77 including 7 fours and 3 sixes.

While Dhawan was en route to scoring a century, Sreesanth got rid of him. The pacer continued to channelise his aggression as he removed Nitish Rana for 16 runs.

Sreesanth bowls leg-spin

During the 4th Test between Australia and India in Brisbane, Rohit Sharma surprised all of us by bowling medium pace. Similarly, during the fourth game against Andhra Pradesh in the ongoing tournament, Sreesanth was seen in a different avatar.
Sreesanth took the cricket fraternity by storm by bowling leg-spin, a move which nobody saw this coming. While everyone was thinking of how Sreesanth could bowl leg-spin, the cricketer once again stunned everyone by taking a wicket.

In fact, nobody expected the veteran bowler to take a wicket. The incident happened during the fifth ball of 15th over of Andhra’s innings when Sreesanth bowled a leg-spin to Ashwin Hebbar.

The right-handed batsman felt that it was a good opportunity to play a big shot but he ended up giving the ball to Vishnu Vinod. Sreesanth bowled 3 overs in the game and he took 1 wicket giving away 25 runs.