In Sreesanth's hometown, betrayed fans say 'punish him'

Sreesanth's fans in his home state Kerala are distancing themselves from the tainted speedster.

updated: May 20, 2013 12:25 IST
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Kochi: For years, the cricketing world knew Sreesanth as a temperamental bowler who also sledged aggressively. On Thursday, it watched as Sreesanth threw in the towel on his cricketing career after damning revelations that he was in league with bookies, taking money to spot fix matches. While the BCCI will wait for the allegations to be proven before it takes a decision on the speedster's career, back home in Kerala, the news has left behind many fans and friends very hurt and bitter. (Related read: Was Sreesanth already sacked when arrested on spot-fixing charges?)

One of Sreesanth's fans, Amal, says the pacer has shamed his home fans.

"I am a great fan. He was such a huge talent, big talent but shame on Kerala and on Keralites. He was the only one from Kerala to play two World Cups, including Twenty20 and 50 overs. He was such a motivation," says Amal. (Also read: Kumble suggests Armstrong-like punishment for trio, if guilty)

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