Thiruvananthapuram: After cricket, S Sreesanth's innings in politics too failed to achieve anything substantial.
The cricketer-turned-politician, who fought on the Bharatiya Janata Party ticket from Thiruvananthapuram seat in the Kerala Legislative Assembly Election 2016, failed to score runs for the BJP.
Sreesanth was a surprise choice for the Assembly Election here.
Instead of being fielded from his home district Ernakulam, the former cricketer was fielded from Thiruvananthapuram by the BJP.
With 34,764 votes, Sreesanth managed to get third spot only after Health Minister VS Sivakumar of the Congress and Antony Raju (Independent).
Despite facing defeat, Sreesanth, however, put a brave face and said that he would continue to work for people.
Thanks to all the supporters for all the love and respect..will surly keep working for the people..
— Sreesanth (@sreesanth36) May 19, 2016
Twitteratis, meanwhile, came out in support of Sreesanth and hailed his efforts:
— GK (@krishnajgd) May 19, 2016
@sreesanth36 in Kannada there s a proverb ಸೋಲು ಗೆಲುವಿನ ಮೆಟ್ಟಿಲು - defeat is d step towards victory. One day u WL definitely win dear brother
— sharvani sadashiva (@sharvanibjp) May 19, 2016
Whether u win or lose we will always support u sir and all the Best for ur future planings...
— Ram Chandra (@36Ramachandra) May 19, 2016
@sreesanth36 win or loss , we always support you...
— Mallesh (@Mallesh2genius) May 19, 2016
— sarathchandran (@scshenoy) May 19, 2016
@sreesanth36 don't loss hope.
Time will be yours. It's a great begining sir.
Congrts to u & bjp wrkrs for frst time entry in Kerla Assembly.
— Chanan R Saharan (@Sir_C_R) May 19, 2016
— Saji Babu Chandran (@SajBabChandran) May 19, 2016
@sreesanth36 . For me the real winner is Sree. Gr8 fight in a short period of campaign.
— Shammi Sivan (@SHAMMI_S) May 19, 2016
— Gururaj eTestZone (@Equateall) May 19, 2016