Indian cricketer Sreesanth has always been in the news for things other than pure cricket. If Sachin Tendulkar is the God of cricket, then Sreesanth is the God of controversy. He just turned 30 this year, but he is already a veteran of all manner of unsavoury incidents.
A look at the A to Z of it all…
A for Anil and Allan: It’s strange that Sreesanth initially modelled himself on Anil Kumble, who happens to be a spinner and one of the biggest gentlemen of the game. He then remodelled himself on South African Allan Donald, taking the Proteas fast bowler’s aggression to ridiculous levels.
B for Boogie Woogie: Sreesanth is an established break dancer and even won the famous TV dance show Boogie Woogie. He has shown his dancing skills on the field too!
C for Collingwood: Once Sree bowled a bouncer no-ball to English player Paul Collingwood. What’s new, you may ask. Well, he overstepped the crease by a whopping 2 feet! Some commentators alleged that he deliberately did it.
Image: Sreesanth (R) celebrates the dismissal of England batsman Paul Collingwood (L) during the second day of the third Test match between India and England at The Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, 19 March 2006.