Fast bowler S. Sreesanth began shouting and claimed he had close connections with the Kerala and Maharashtra chief ministers after he was accosted by police for alleged spot fixing.
Sources told IANS that Sreesanth was with a woman companion in an SUV outside a five-star hotel on Carter Road, Mumbai, when a team of Delhi Police intercepted them. (Also read: In Sreesanth's hometown, betrayed fans say 'punish him')
"When a police officer showed him his identity card, initially he kept silent. But suddenly he started shouting and said that he knew the chief ministers of Maharashtra ad Kerala. How can they arrest him, he demanded," a source said.
He also handed over his mobile phone to the police officers asking them to call the chief ministers. (Related read: Was Sreesanth sacked for his tantrums even before his arrest?)
Police sources said Sreesanth was drunk at the time of his arrest and he mistakenly thought he was being detained for drunkenness.
Sreesanth, 30, is in the custody of Delhi Police Special cell in connection with the spot fixing scandal busted with his arrest early Thursday morning. His two Rajasthan Royals teammates Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila and 12 bookies have also been arrested.