Tainted former India cricketer S Sreesanth said on Monday that the spot-fixing episode had made him “tougher and realistic”. Speaking at a function, the bowler who played for Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League (IPL) said, “People ask me how I manage to still laugh (after the controversy). I tell them that it’s because of the grace of God.
“I enjoy great support from my family and friends. In fact, the incident has made me tougher and realistic.”
Currently, the paceman from Kerala is concentrating on his fitness and dabbling in music and movies.
Sreesanth said, “Hard times bring the best out of you. I realised it when I faced tough times. Now, I am part of a musical band called 9’s and write lyrics for them. My band is doing well.”
The cricketer is also going to make his debut on the silver screen with a Tamil movie. “Art is in my blood. I belong to a family of artists.”
Drawing parallels between cricket and films he said, “People may love you as a cricketer and hate you as a cricketer but in the film industry, people love you for your movies but they never hate you.”
He, however, added that his priority would always be cricket.