New Delhi: Aggression, speed, perfect seam position, gifted wrist, never-say-die attitude are a few traits side-lined fast bowler S Sreesanth possesses. And somewhere deep-inside, most of the cricket experts know that producing such a fast bowler is hurricane task, at least in India.
The 32-year-old, always wants to bowl quick, is always ready to give a batsman his piece of mind. He wants to get into a batsman's nerves, by keeping him at bay all the time.
The fast bowler from Kerala has got everything a fast bowler needs to have and to survive in the longest format of the game.
At the moment India have established fast bowlers in Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Varun Aaron, Ishant Sharma at their disposal. But everyone has their own reservations. If Bhuvi and Shami have good control and swing, they somehow miss the attitude of a fast bowler. On the other hand, Aaron, Yadav and Sharma are quick and aggressive but somewhere lack control over their line and length.
But Sreesanth has most of the qualities, which makes him a dangerous fast bowler. How can we forget the speedy spell he bowled in South Africa, in 2010, especially the bouncer, which took all-rounder Jacques Kallis by surprise.
Interestingly, though the former Indian speedster is yet to get any positive response from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on lifting of the life ban for alleged spot-fixing in IPL, he expressed confidence of representing the country in the 2019 World Cup.