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S. Sree Santh

Former cricketer, S Sreesanth with Director Mahesh Bhatt and Pooja Bhatt during the promotion for their upcoming Hindi film ‘Cabaret’ in Mumbai.

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Now that the shadow of betting is dispelled by a favourable court judgment, we thought all Sree Santh wanted to do was to bowl, and bowl fast. Now, it seems he’s swinging the other way, with a Bollywood film, Aksar 2, co-starring Zareen Khan, releasing in October. But don’t chide Sree; he’s back on the field around that time!

Sree Santh has got a court reprieve while Ajit Chandila (top) and Ankeet Chavan (below) hope for a pardon from the BCCI

S. Sreesanth, ex-cricketer

Former Indian cricketer S. Sreesanth, the BJP candidate for Thiruvananthapuram constituency in the upcoming Kerala assembly polls meets people after offering prayers at the Sreekanteswaram Temple, one of the popular lord Shiva temple in Thiruvananthapuram.

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BJP President Amit Shah with cricketer S Sreesanth during a meeting at the party's office in New Delhi.

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With Indian bowlers regularly being put to the sword, it’s sad that there are no takers for Sreesanth’s devastating seam and swing, but here he is, taking it well, with wife Bhuvaneshwari and dau­ghter Sanvika, walking the fashion ramp in Mumbai with aplomb.

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Cricketer S Sreesanth being offered sweets as he reached home in Kochi after being discharged by a Delhi court in the IPL scam.

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Cricketer S Sreesanth leaves after appearing in Patiala House court in New Delhi in connection with IPL fixing case.

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Twist And Shout Sreesanth can dance. And why not, if it brings in honest income, now that the Kerala paceman is forced by circumstances of his own making to let those lethal outswingers waste away in a house of horrors. The stage is the pitch now, and choreographer Sneha the receptacle of a hunky move. It's less taxing and is safer—unless Bhajji takes charge of the opposite number.

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S. Sreesanth, Poornathrayeesa Temple, Kochi To compensate for all the banana skins pacer Sreesanth stepped on during the IPL, this just might have worked—no harm trying anyway. A thulabharam at the Sree Poornathrayeesa temple near Trippunithara.

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At the wedding reception of cricketer S. Sreesanth and "Rajasthan Royal" Bhuvaneshwari Kumari Shekhawat, a.k.a. Nain by friends, a jewellery designer, who stuck by him through the IPL spot fixinng controversy etc. No cricketer went for the wedding or the reception. The reception was at Sreesanth's native place Kothamangalam, Ernakulam district, slightly south of Kochi city. It became a joint function as today also happened to be his father Shantakumaran's 75th b'day.

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At the wedding reception of cricketer S. Sreesanth and "Rajasthan Royal" Bhuvaneshwari Kumari Shekhawat, a.k.a. Nain by friends, a jewellery designer, who stuck by him through the IPL spot fixinng controversy etc. No cricketer went for the wedding or the reception. The reception was at Sreesanth's native place Kothamangalam, Ernakulam district, slightly south of Kochi city. It became a joint function as today also happened to be his father Shantakumaran's 75th b'day.

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Cricketer S Sreesanth with wife Bhuvaneshwari Kumari during their wedding reception held in Kochi.

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Cricketer S Sreesanth exchanging wedding vows with Bhuwneswari Kumari, hailing from a royal family in Rajasthan, at Sri Krishna temple in Guruvayur.

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Rajasthan Royals pacer S. Sreesanth gets bcci life ban, along with Ankeet Chavan, in ipl spot-fixing case. RR boys Amit Singh (5 years), Siddharth Trivedi (1 year) also get boot. Ajit Chandila’s fate awaited.

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Combo file photos, from left, Cricketer S Sreesanth handed life ban for spot-fixing. Ankeet Chavan banned for five years for spot-fixing.

Going Bananas: Cricketer Sreesanth, recently released on bail in the IPL spot-fixing case, observing the 'Thulabharam' ritual at Sree Poornathrayesa Temple in Kochi

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Cricketer S. Sreesanth with his mother Savithri and father Shantakumaran Nair at their house in Kochi after he was released on bail in the IPL spot-fixing scam.

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Cricketer S. Sreesanth on his arrival at the International Airport in Kochi after he was released on bail in IPL spot-fixing case.

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Shantakumaran Sreesanth after being released from prison on bail in the IPL spot-fixing case, in New Delhi.

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Sreesanth after being released on bail in the IPL spot-fixing case in New Delhi.

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Cricketer S Sreesanth's father and mother Shantakumaran Nair and Savithri Devi during a press conference at their house in Kochi.

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File Photo: A court extended judicial custody of pacer S Sreesanth and 22 others in the IPL spot fixing case till June 18 after Delhi Police informed it has invoked MCOCA provisions against them.

Cricketer S Sreesanth and other accused after being produced at Saket court in New Delhi in connection with IPL spot-fixing case. Sreesanth and Ajit Chandila besides two bookies were remanded in judicial custody till June 4 by a Delhi court which rejected the investigators' plea for two more days of custodial interrogation of the Indian pacer.

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test cricketer Shantakumaran Sreesanth, foreground, sits in a police vehicle as he leaves after appearing before a court in New Delhi.

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Cricketer S Sreesanth being taken to court in New Delhi for his alleged links with bookies accused of spot-fixing in the IPL's on-going edition.

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Mumbai police with the confiscated laptop and other articles from S. Sreesanth's room and mobiles from bookies at a press conference in Mumbai.

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Protesters burn a Sreesanth poster in Ahmedabad, May 16

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Odds are... Chandila, Sreesanth and Chavan (with faces covered) along with arrested bookies at the Saket court in Delhi, May 16

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Cricketer S Sreesanth's father Shantakumaran Nair in his house in Kochi. Indian speedster Sreesanth and two of his Rajasthan Royals teammates were arrested on charges of spot-fixing, throwing the cash-rich Indian Premier League into its biggest crisis till date

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S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila, Ankeet Chavan and 11 bookies after being produced at the residence of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate at Saket court complex in New Delhi.

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File Photo: Cricketer S Sreesanth reacts during a practice session in Bangalore. In a sensational development, Indian speedster Sreesanth and two of his Rajasthan Royals teammates were arrested on charges of spot-fixing, throwing the cash-rich Indian Premier League into its biggest crisis till date.

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S Sreesanth's sunglasses fly off as he fails to stop a ball from England's Kevin Pietersen in their fourth test match, at The Oval cricket ground in London.

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Shanthakumaran Sreesanth, bottom, celebrates after taking the wicket of England's Kevin Pietersen for 29 on the first day of their cricket test match at Trent Bridge Cricket Ground, Nottingham, England. The test will is the second of a four test series with England leading 1-0 after one match following their 196 run win at Lords.

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Cricketer S Sreesanth performing 'Sayana Pradakshinam' (the devotional rolling around the shrine) at Sabarimala temple in Kerala.

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Shantakumaran Sreesanth bowls during the ICC World Cup final between India and Sri Lanka in Mumbai.

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S Sreesanth, left, and Munaf Patel talk during a training session in Mohali.

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S Sreesanth bowls during a practice session ahead of the ICC World cup match against England at Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore.

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S Sreesanth and teammate Suresh Raina appeal unsuccessfully for the wicket of Australia's captain Ricky Ponting, right, during a warm up match of ICC Cricket World Cup in Bangalore.

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S Sreesanth with Virendra Sehwag at a practice session at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.

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Cricketer S Sreesanth sings during an event in Kochi on Sunday evening.

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S Sreesanth, left, reacts after taking the wicket of Ashwell Prince, during the third Test against South Africa played in Cape Town, South Africa.

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Bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth reacts after bowling against South Africa's batsman Jacques Kallis (unseen) on the second day of the first test match at the SuperSport Park in Centurion, South Africa.

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S. Sreesanth, right, reacts after getting New Zealand's Kyle Mills out, a few balls after Mills hit him for a six, during the second one day international cricket match in Jaipur.

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Cricketer S Sreesanth along with Miss India World in 2008 Parvathy Omanakuttam during the release of Oscar winning sound technician Resul Pookutty's autobiography 'Sabdatharapadham' in Mumbai.

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Sreesanth reacts after dismissing Sri Lanka’s Prasanna Jayawardene during the third day of the second cricket test match between India and Sri Lanka in Kanpur.

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Bowler S Sreesanth gestures towards the umpire during the second day of the 2nd Test Match at Kanpur.

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Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly (C) with cricketers Irfan Pathan (R) and Sreesanth during a TV show 'Dadagiri', in Kolkata.

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Cricketer Sreesanth dances with girls of a women's college, in Kozhikode.

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Day 22 - Deccan Chargers V/s Kings XI Punjab:
Kings XI Punjab's S. Sreesanth, right, dives to stop the ball as Deccan Chargers Tirumalasetti Suman, center, and Rohit Sharma, watch during their 2009 Indian Premier League cricket match in Kimberley, South Africa. Kings XI beat Deccan Chargers by 3 wickets.

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Kings XI Punjab's S. Sreesanth seen while fielding against Rajasthan Royals, as cheerleaders dance in the background.

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The man who set the cat among the pigeons. Sorry, it was the butterfly float, but he sure stung as a bee. Shanthakumaran Sreesanth returned with 5-40, as the South Africans were bundled out for 84, their lowest ever since readmission into Test cricket.

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And this possibly will have to be image of the year for Indian cricket fans. Shanthakumaran Sreesanth who had wrecked the South African first innings with his bowling, was perhaps the one who broke their back while batting. He first tried to back away and whack a Nell bouncer, failed and got a mouthful from Nel who pointed toward his chest and seemed to say that he lacked heart. The next ball was sent sailing over Nel's head and over the fence for a towering six, and then followed what has probably never seen before on a Cricket pitch. A martial Keralite dance, with much waving and flailing of the bat and uninhibited and triumphant pelvic thrusts.

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And then came the taunts. Shanthakumaran Sreesanth laughs mockingly at Hashim Amla, left, after dismissing him for 17 runs during their second innings on the third day.

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Tuesday May 13, 2008
The BCCI, under whose jurisdiction IPL is being held, decided to conduct a separate probe into the Bhajji-Sreesanth slap episode by appointing Sudhir Nanavati who viewed a video recording of the incident at Mumbai, summoned the warring players to Ahmedabad and conducted the probe. Nanavati also considered statements by IPL match referee Farokh Engineer and umpire Amish Saheba while preparing his probe report. He described the slapping incident as "shocking" after viewing the video recording, one of the worst-ever in the history of Indian cricket. In the 14-page report he is said to have recommended "one more chance" for Harbhajan and not recommended further punishment, since the incident was "not pre-meditated". Meanwhile, Sreesanth is going around saying that he has already forgotten and forgiven the incident, while a repentant Harbhajan Singh.is said to have written a letter of apology to the Board.

Friday April 25, 2008 It was a resounding slap and its echoes reverberated across the world. And, in the end, it cost Turbanator Harbhajan Singh at least Rs three crores and a ban of 11 Indian Premier League (IPL) matches. The controversy erupted after the IPL match between Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab which the former lost -- their fourth successive loss in the tournament. Officiating captain Harbhajan Singh, who was shaking hands with all the members of the winning team, apparently lost his infamous temper and ended up slapping the equally over-the-top Kerala medium-pacer who apparently had mumbled "hard luck". TV channels had a field day showing the tear-stained face of "aggressive" Sreesanth who seemed to be howling like a baby and being consoled by team-mates and team-owner Preity Zinta. While the Aussies undoubtedly chuckled, a quick enquiry was conducted, Sreesanth let off with a warning, and 'Bhajji' penalised. For the record, both have hugged and made up, calling themselves brothers who have a lot of cricket to play together in the years to come. Also See: Bhajji On The Beach

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Friday February 1, 2008
And then came the humiliation in the T-20 match in which the world champions were bowled out for 74 in 17.3 overs against Australia in Melbourne. And that was not all: they dropped some sitters too.

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Monday 18 December
Dismissed as pushovers after their ODI thrashing, India staged a dramatic turnaround by recording their first ever Test win on South African soil. Shanthakumaran 'Breakdancer' Sreesanth won the Man of the Match award for his eight wickets, including 5/40 in the first innings which effectively broke the South African back, bundling them out for 84.

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S. Sreesanth bowls in action on the first day of the first Test against England at Nagpur. India struck vital blows at regular intervals to gain early advantage against a depleted England who paid a heavy price for the lack of application by their top batsmen and ended up at a shaky 246 for seven at close. Sreesanth made a memorable debut by snapping up two wickets while Irfan Pathan claimed three wickets to wreck the English batting line-up which was badly hit by the absence of established players like captain Michael Vaughan and Marcus Trescothick.

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