IN 2006 INDIA tour of SOUTH AFRICA make a special place in Shanthakumaran Nair Sreesanth career, for he finished the series with an spectacular match of 29 wickets from three Tests, including a five-wicket-haul in the first match at Johannesburg which was India’s maiden Test win on South Africa’s soil.The pacer grabbed a five-wicket haul in the first innings itself but it was an effort that Shanthakumaran Nair Sreesanth says, wouldn’t have been possible without the contributions of his former India teammates Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly. Today match prediction
Shanthakumaran Nair Sreesanth boost forward in the second Test in Durban, where he toke four-wicket-haul in each innings. However, his efforts weren’t enough to stop South Africa from beating India by 174 runs to level the series. Sreesanth, whose ban ends in September of this year, reveals how he benefited from Tendulkar advice, which played an impactful role in his immense success in south africa match.
“I still remember we had a tour match in Potchefstroom before the Test series. Sourav Ganguly was making a comeback into the team and he would take me out early to the nets before anyone. I wasn’t too good against the left-handers and bowling those lengthy spells to Dada in the nets helped me a lot,” Sreesanth says
. After every wicket, I would go to Sachin paaji, because he keep telling me from mid-off or mid-on where to bowl. I was the Man-of-the-Match, but it was all because of these legends,” Sreesanth stated further.“If you would notice, I bowled quite well to the South African left-handed batsman, especially Graeme Smith.