Sreesnath's actions earn him notoriety

Updated: 09 October 2007 06:33 IST

S Sreesanth loves dancing and entertaining the galleries, but of late, his continuing antics on the field are fast making for a sordid saga.

Sreesnath's actions earn him notoriety

Kochi:

S Sreesanth loves dancing and entertaining the galleries, but of late, his continuing antics on the field are fast making for a sordid saga.

The Kerala Speedster played the devil once again in God's own country, prompting his rival skipper to remark he wouldn't expect such behaviour even from his son.

Captain MS Dhoni though, believes things will sort themselves out once he's fined heavily and suspended for a game or two. There has been no news yet though, on whether he's been fined or reprimanded for his misdemeanour on Tuesday.

The Kerala speedster just fails to understand the difference between on-field aggression and crossing the line with his antics.

On Tuesday, he got into a verbal duel with Brad Haddin. Then, as Andrew Symonds at the non-strikers end walked down the pitch, Sreesanth dislodged the bails, appealing for a run out.

His aggressive show obviously left both the skippers completely stumped.

"When it started I thought Sreesanth was joking, but after a while I realised that he's quite serious about it. I went up to him and said, look, that's not the way to get a batsman out, we'll get him out some other way, that's what I said to him. And he was excited, he was pumped up, playing at his homeground, so you can expect the guy to behave like that and of course if it's Sreesanth," said Dhoni.

Harsh words

But stand-in captain of the visiting team, Adam Gilchrist, has some harsh words for him.

"Looking at it there were some comments between different players and that happens and I also saw a few things I wouldn't have probabaly expected even from my son Harrison in a backyard game of cricket. But I'll move on," said Gilchrist.

Sreesanth's parents don't expect this from their usually calm, and god loving son either but on the field it seems as if a new Sreesanth steps out.

Just two weeks ago, he was fined 25 per cent of his match fee by the ICC for excessive appealing in the semi-final of the Twenty20 World Cup.

Sreesanth earned the match referee's wrath in the England tour as well, when he shouldered captain Michael Vaughan in the Trent Bridge Test.

He followed that up with a beamer to Kevin Pietersen. Not just the match referee, but even Rahul Dravid had a word of caution for his young bowler.

"Sree(santh) is a good bowler, you don't get that kind of bowler in India everyday but he should learn to control his temper on field," Rahul Dravid has remarked.

The Kerala Express' on-field tantrums started in Johannesburg last year after he dismissed Hashim Amla. And then he gave the whole world a display of what's now become famous as 'Sreesanth's war dance.'

In 10 months he's now run into trouble as many as four times. The time has come for Sreesanth to keep his antics reserved for that proposed Malayam movie where he'll be sharing the screen with Mamooty.



Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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