Relieved at the Supreme Court decision to lift the ban on him imposed by the BCCI over his alleged involvement in the spot-fixing scandal, S. Sreesanth has said that he is looking to get back to playing competitive cricket.
"If Leander Paes can win Grand Slams at 42, I can at least play some cricket at 36," the former India fast bowler was quoted as saying in a PTI report after the SC verdict. Sreesanth, Ankit Chavan and Ajit Chandila were suspended for life by BCCI for their alleged role in spot-fixing.
"I don't know what life has in store for me after all these years. It's six years and I haven't played cricket, which was my life. I hope that the BCCI respects the verdict of the country's highest court and allows me to at least get back to the cricket field.
"I hope that at least now I can walk to a school cricket ground and train there without being told that I am not allowed. I just want to play whatever cricket I can," a relieved Sreesanth added
The controversial cricketer, who was part of India's 2007 World T20 and 2011 World Cup winning squads, also felt that age should not be a factor in his comeback. "Your age is as much as you feel. I would again like to play club cricket in Scotland."
At his peak, Sreesanth represented India in 27 Tests, 53 ODIs and 10 T20 Internationals.
--By A Cricket Correspondent