Shanthakumaran Sreesanth has been one of the aggressive cricketers on the ground. Starting his cricket as a leg-spinner, he turned to mainstream fast-bowler overnight. he has been among the most efficient bowlers of the Indian Cricket Team. In spite of his short cricket career, he inspired many budding bowlers of the sport. Not only on fields, he has been active off the field also. Whether it is stage dance, politics, cricket, and fitness, Sreesanth is known for his versatility. Check out Sreesanth age, height, weight, girlfriends, family, wife, children, biography, some lesser known facts, etc.
Sreesanth was born on 6 February 1983 in Kothamangalam, Kerala. When he was in 8th standard, he became the champion in a dance competition. After 11th standard, he left his study to focus on cricket. He passed 11th standard from Bhavans Vidya Mandir, Elamakara, Kochi. In his childhood, he was a leg-spinner. He used to copy Indian bowling ace, Anil Kumble‘s action. He considers Anil Kumble as his role model. Due to his ability to bowl deadly yorkers, his elder brother encouraged him to be a fast bowler. Later, he emerged as a leading fast-bowler in his domestic and National teams.
His father Santhakumaran Nair is a retired insurance officer and his mother Savitri Devi is a retired state government servant. He has three siblings: His elder brother, Dipu Santhan, two elder sisters, Nivedita and Divya. His brother, Dipu Sanathan is the owner of a music company in Kochi. His eldest sister, Nivedita is a television actress in Kerala and his elder sister is married to Madhu Balakrishnan, a famous South Indian playback singer.
Sreesanth got married to his girlfriend Bhuvneshwari Kumari on 12 December 2013 at Guruvayur Sri Krishna temple in Kerala. Her wife belongs to Jaipuri Shekhawat family.
He was blessed with a daughter, Sree Sanvika Sreesanth was born on 27 July 2015. His son, Suryasree Sreesanth was born on 23 November 2016.
Sreesanth made his debut in domestic cricket in 2002-03 seasons against Goa. In 2004, playing against Himachal Pradesh in Ranji Trophy, Sreesanth made a hat-trick. For his performance, he was selected to India B in the Challenger Trophy in October 2005. In Challenger Trophy, he was given Man of the Series award and that earned him selection in National Team for ODI series against Sri Lanka in 2005. In his six years long career, he took 87 test wickets, 75 ODI wickets, and 7 T20 wickets.
From 2008 to 2010, he played for Kings XI Punjab and in 2011, he played for Kochi Tuskers Kerala and until 2013, he had been drafted to Rajasthan Royals. He played 44 matches in IPL and took 40 wickets.
On 25 April 2008, when Sreesanth scoffed Harbhajan Singh as Bhajji’s team Mumbai Indians was defeated against Punjab. On this account, Harbhajan slapped Sreesanth.
In IPL 2013, Sreesanth was arrested on charges of spot-fixing along with Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan while he was playing for Rajasthan Royals.
He owns a Jaguar XJL car and a TVS Apache bike.
His net worth is more than ₹8 crore.
- Apart from Cricket, he is also fond of dancing. Sreesanth has been the part of dance shows on TV.
- Sreesanth also tried his hand in politics, he joined BJP on 25 March 2016. However, he lost Kerala Assembly Elections in 2016.
- He has also worked in Ananth Narayan directed, Aksar 2. Apart from Hindi, he has also worked in a Malayalam film Team 5.
- His nickname is Gopu.
- He was the first bowler from Kerala to take a hat-trick in Ranji Trophy. He was also the first man from Kerala to play a Twenty20 International (T20I) on the International level.
- Sreesanth owns a sports shop called “S36” in Kakkanad, Kerala.