Sreesanth represented the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL © PTI
Sreesanth represented the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL © PTI

“I want my daughter to know me as a cricketer and not a terrorist when she googles my name. My daughter is three months old. When she grows old and googles my name, I want her to know me as a cricketer and not a terrorist. When I saw my photograph being flashed alongside Dawood Ibrahim, I was like shocked. I wondered what have I done to myself to deserve this,” an emotional Sreesanth said as his two-year ordeal ended,” said S Sreesanth after being exonerated of spot-fixing charges by a Delhi Court today. READ: IPL 2013 spot-fixing scandal: Charges against Sreesanth, Chandila and Chavan dropped

Slapped with charges including that of organised crime, India’s Test discard Sreesanth and two other cricketers Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan, were today discharged in the sensational Indian Premier League (IPL) 2013 spot-fixing case by a court here which held that police has failed to make out a case against them. READ: Charges dropped against Sreesanth, Chavan and Chandila: What lies ahead?

Sreesanth said, “My father had two heart attacks. He had an open-heart surgery. Obviously, it is connected to the stress that a father suffers when his son is sent to Tihar jail,” said the member of the 2007 World T20 and 2011 World Cup winning squad. BCCI has made it clear that their disciplinary committee verdict will remain unaltered, but Sreesanth made it clear that he is in no mood for a fight against the parent body. READ: Sourav Ganguly happy with court’s decision to pardon S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila, Ankeet Chavan