Age: 39 Years
Hometown: Kothamangalam, Kerala
Wife: Bhuvneshwari Kumari
|Full Name||Shanthakumaran Sreesanth|
|Profession||Indian Cricketer (Bowler)|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 180 cm
in meters- 1.80 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 11”
|Weight (approx.)||in Kilograms- 80 kg
in Pounds- 176 lbs
|Body Measurements (approx.)||- Chest: 40 Inches
- Waist: 34 Inches
- Biceps: 16 Inches
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|International Debut||Test-1 March 2006 vs England in Nagpur
ODI- 25 October 2005 vs Sri Lanka in Nagpur
T20- 1 December 2006 vs South Africa in Johannesburg
|Retirement||On 9 March 2022, he announced his retirement from all forms of domestic cricket. The Hindu|
|Jersey Number||#36 (India)|
|Domestic/State Teams||Kerala, Kings XI Punjab, Warwickshire, Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Rajasthan Royals|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm fast-medium|
|Batting Style||Right Handed Bat|
|Records/Achievements (main ones)||Sreesanth took a hat-trick in a Ranji Trophy match in 2004 while playing for Kerala.|
|Career Turning Point||In 2005, while representing India B in the Challenger Trophy, a domestic limited overs tournament, Sreesanth was the leading wicket taker and was titled Man of the Series. This got him the ticket to Indian national team for the ODI series against Sri Lanka.|
|Date of Birth||6 February 1983|
|Age (as of 2022)||39 Years|
|Birthplace||Kothamangalam, Kerala, India|
|Hometown||Kothamangalam, Kerala, India|
|Family||Father- Santhakumaran Nair
Mother- Savithri Devi
Brother- Dipu Santhan
Sister- Nivedita, Divya
|Controversies||Sreesanth was arrested on charges of spot-fixing in the IPL 2013 while he was playing for Rajasthan Royals.|
|Girls, Family & More|
Daughter- Sree Sanvika
Some Lesser Known Facts About Sreesanth
- Sreesanth, in the beginning, was a leg-spinner and considered Anil Kumble his role model, but his yorkers transformed him into a seamer later on.
- For a short while in 2006, Sreesanth changed his name to Sreesunth due to the slump in his form, but he later changed it to Sreesanth due to the sentimental reasons.
- After being slapped by off-spinner Harbhajan Singh at the end of IPL 2008, the seamer told in an interview, that everything between the two was fine while they had their dinner together. It was the media that aired the issue to a greater extent.
- Sreesanth along with Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila was found guilty of spot-fixing in the 2013 season of IPL while playing for Rajasthan Royals. BCCI imposed life ban from cricket on Sreesanth.
- He had always had the love for dance and after being thrown out of cricket, he began moving his limbs in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (2014), a dance reality show.
- In February 2015, he opened his shop named ‘S36 The Sports Store’ in Kochi.
- Delhi’s Patiala House Court in July 2015 cleared Sreesanth of the high-profile IPL match fixing charges.
- The white sunscreen has now been replaced by the greasepaint as the seamer prepared himself for the film industry. Team 5 (2016), a Malayalam film was the first big screen project for Sreesanth wherein he appeared as a Biker. He then featured alongside Richa Chaddha in Cabaret (2016) and is also working in a thriller film, Aksar 2, which is scheduled to release in 2017.
- In March 2016, the seamer-turned-actor formally joined Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and was named the party’s candidate from Thiruvananthapuram constituency for the then assembly polls. Unfortunately, he could not taste the victory in his all-new career.
- In 2018, he participated in ‘Bigg Boss 12‘ as a celebrity contestant and became the first runner-up of the show.
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