Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 8 (IANS) Cricket fans in Kerala were happy and relieved that S.Sreesanth has been included in India’s World Cup squad as a replacement for an injured Praveen Kumar.
Sreesanth said he was excited to represent India in World Cup.
“I just do not know how to express my feelings. I am so happy. Now I just want to give my best if I get an opportunity in the playing eleven,” said Sreesanth who is in Bangalore.
Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) president T.R. Balakrishnan wished him luck for the World Cup beginning Feb 19.
“This is the best thing to have happened to him. He was so dejected after being left out and look he has comeback. I am sure he will make the most of the opportunity,” said Balakrishnan.
When Sreesanth was left out of the original squad, fans were dejected.
“We are delighted. We just got SMSs about the inclusion of Sree in the team. All of us are happy to know about this,” said an excited group of Class XII students.
Kerala Ranji coach and former state captain Ranganathan was also overjoyed.
“Ever since the news of Praveen Kumar’s injury was in the air I had a gut feeling that Sreesanth would make it to the team and he has done it. He has the fighting spirit and I am certain he will do well,” said Ranganathan.