Sreesanth surprised at his omission from Test squad

S Sreesanth is eyeing the Australia tour to make a comeback into the Indian team Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Mumbai: Nov 1, 2011

Fast bowler Shantakumaran Sreesanth is surprised at his omission from the upcoming Test series against West Indies after a decent performance in the Test series in England.

He said, “I don t know what happened. Yeah, it was surprising, but I totally respect their decision and I don t want to criticise or crib about why I was not picked.

“I knew it would be difficult and I was not even expecting an ODI berth against England. I was concentrating on Tests and had set my mind completely on that.”

Sreesanth added that getting dropped from the team often has not demotivated me; instead it has motivated him to make a strong comeback.

“That s what my mom had said. She said ‘you are a comeback man and an angry young man. Now, you won t relax and be on your toes .

“But I was never relaxed. It is an honour to play for your country and you can t take it for granted,” he was quoted in DNA.

Sreesanth added that he has taken selector s decision positively and looks forward to impress them in the upcoming Ranji season. “I stopped thinking about it for a couple of days. I won t complain or criticise, but I will prove it through my performances in Ranji Trophy. Back to where I started from,” he said.

“I am at the peak of my fitness. This is an important match for me. I will try to do justice for my team and get a winning start. But it is a nice feeling to play with your statemates and I am looking forward to it. In the end, you have to run in and bowl hard.”

Sreesanth is eyeing the Australia tour to make a comeback into the Indian team. He said, “There is an important tour to Australia ahead. I would want to perform hard to get back,” he said.

Sreesanth will now be getting ready for his state side Kerala s Ranji trophy opener against Vidarbha in Nagpur from November 3.