It took Sreesanth 14 months to make a comeback post his toe injury. But ever since his return, he has been at the top of his game while playing for his club side, for state team Kerala, and for India A against England.
In the warm up match against England, he scalped the prized wicket of Kevin Pietersen and gave away just 16 runs from seven overs.
Initially, Sreesanth had preferred ayurvedic treatment over surgery on his toe and that led to loss of time as far as his India career was concerned.
Having realised the right treatment, he decided to go ahead with the surgery, and is now on his way back into reckoning for a place in the Indian team.
Speaking to MAIL TODAY , Sreesanth said that it has been a slow but steady return to the bowling crease and finally feels that he has got back the rhythm. He is ready to fight for a place in the national team.
“ I had a surgery on my toe and I took it easy. I didn’t want to rush things. I knew that the wait was irritating, but I wanted to be 100 per cent sure before getting back to bowling. It took me six months of rehabilitation after surgery before I could play my first offi- cial club match, but things have been really good for me,” he said “ I am back to where I belong. I am looking forward to wearing the national colours again,” he said.
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Sreesanth said that his performance with the Kerala Ranji team gave him immense confidence after being out of action for so long.
“When you return from an injury, you are obviously a bit nervous to start with.
But my Ranji teammates supported me a lot and slowly I started to regain my confidence.
Having picked up nine wickets in three matches that I played for Kerala, I knew I was getting stronger,” he said.