Watch: Sreesanth's emotional celebration after picking his first wicket in 9 years


The former Indian pacer Sreesanth has grabbed the headlines after making an emotional celebration while representing his state team in the Ranji Trophy. He got his first wicket after 9 years for his side which made him emotional during the game.

However, the right-arm pacer didn't get any buyers in the two-day bidding event ahead of the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League. The Kerala based cricketer removed Meghalaya's batter, Arya Bora, as he celebrated his first wicket by doing a full-stretched pranam on the turf.

After that, he ended up in the first innings with two wickets to his name but didn't get any in the second innings of the game. Despite having a decent match against Meghalaya, it will be interesting to see how the 39-year-old fast bowler going to perform in the upcoming matches for his team in the ongoing Ranji Trophy. 

I was happy with the proposal: Vernon Philander


Vernon Philander is one of the finest pacers that South Africa, especially in the longest format of the game. However, the right-arm pacer has now legally taken action against the former South African officials who have sidelined his contract in his prime days.

The 36-year-old has featured in 64 matches in Test cricket and has taken 224 wickets, including 13 five-wicket hauls under his belt.

In an exclusive interaction with IOL Sport, the former South African pacer said, "It was during these meetings that it was discussed that my contract would be upgraded if I remained eligible for the Proteas.

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After the meetings, I immediately called Arthur and told him I was happy with the proposal and that I would continue playing for the Proteas in terms of the new agreements."

"I was paid the new amount for the next season, but not the following year. I was told that due to me not playing franchise cricket they could not pay me what was previously agreed upon.

This has no bearing on my national contract. They presented their ‘ranking system’ which made no sense as I had actually gone up in the ICC Test rankings," said Philander.

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