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Revealed! Sreesanth tells why he 'tucked towel' while bowling in IPL 2013

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 20 August 2017, 19:32 IST

Tainted pacer S Sreesanth who was allegedly involved in spot fixing scandal in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2013 has finally revealed that why he used towel while bowling in the match that led to his suspension from the international cricket.

According to the player who is putting his all efforts to make comeback in international cricket told that the reason behind using of towel was just that he was following his favorite South African pacer Alan Donald who did the same.

“They said Jiju (Janardhan) apparently said I would either keep an armband or towel or vermilion or something like that. I used to do all that because I love Allan Donald,” he told Wisden India.

Sreesanth was one of those charged for spot-fixing during the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League ( IPL) in 2013.

“I have done that before too. I would even wear plenty of zinc oxide on my face, like Donald. Does that mean those matches were fixed too? Is it a crime to be superstitious? I believed that wearing those things would help me when I was going through a bad phase in my bowling. In fact, in the first over I asked Kumar Dharmasena (the umpire) if it was okay if I kept a towel. Surely, the stump microphones picked that up. I did that only because it made me feel like Donald,” he added.

Kerala High Court on 7th August has lifted ban imposed on Sreesanth for his alleged involvement in spot fixing scandal in IPL (2013).

First published: 20 August 2017, 19:32 IST