S Sreesanth    AFP
S Sreesanth AFP

With S Sreesanth still absorbed in a legal tussle with BCCI, former India captain Mohammed Azharuddin has asked the pacer to remain calm and patient. Azharuddin was once himself was at loggerheads with BCCI due to match fixing.

According to ibtimes.com, Azharuddin said: “Sreesanth is one of the most talented Indian pace bowlers. The doors of the Indian team have not been shut on him. Sree should come clean and wait patiently. The key is not to lose confidence.

Azharruddin was banned in 2000 by BCCI but later was cleared by Andhra Pradesh High Court in 2012. Sadly, this meant Azharuddin ended up playing 99 Tests for India.

Sreesanth has garnered international accolades for India, winning the 2007 WT20 and 2011 WC.

The tainted bowler has said he would approach the Supreme Court to lift the life ban imposed on him by BCCI over 2013 IPL spot-fixing.

That is the only option left with me, to approach the Supreme Court. At the end of the day, my life, except cricket is going really well. I will fight for my right. It is not just about playing for the country, but it is about getting the respect back, Sreesanth was quoted by PTI.