Sreesanth has disclosed that during their heated on-field dispute during a Legends League Cricket match last evening, Gautam Gambhir repeatedly referred to him as a “fixer.”
Gautam Gambhir and S Sreesanth’s feud has escalated as the former Indian bowler disclosed that he was referred to as a “fixer” by his former colleague during their altercation in the Legends League Cricket Eliminator on Wednesday. After the India Capitals innings’ sixth over, Sreesanth and Gambhir got into a heated argument that required umpire intervention. During an Instagram live session after the match, Sreesanth said that Gambhir had called him words that were “rude” and inappropriate for the general audience.
Sreesanth, however, disclosed the specifics of Gambhir’s comments a few hours later, which is expected to further agitate the situation. Sreesanth said in an Instagram post that Gambhir would use the same term over and over again, defying the umpires’ repeated attempts to stop him.
“I haven’t said anything negative or hurtful to him at all. All I said was, ‘Are you saying something? What do you say? His constant shouting of me ‘Fixer, fixer, you are a fixer, F*** off fixer’ really made me chuckle sarcastically. This is the terminology that was employed. “He kept calling me fixer, even when the umpires were trying to control him,” Sreesanth said on Instagram.
One of the three players convicted in the notorious 2013 Indian Premier League spot-fixing incident that had shaken Indian cricket was Sreesanth. He received a life ban from the BCCI in September, but Sreesanth was cleared of all charges in the same case two years later. Nonetheless, the Kerala High Court brought back the life sentence in October 2017. The BCCI’s life ban was overturned by the Supreme Court of India in March 2019, and the board was given instructions to consider the duration of any prospective new penalties.
As a result, on September 13, 2020, the BCCI changed the suspension to seven years, allowing him to resume playing all forms of the game. Since the video’s release, conflicting stories have emerged, including the two former teammates from India who participated in the 2007 and 2011 World Cup finals together and made up the Playing XI. Although many have come out to support Gambhir, Sreesanth is unwavering in his declaration that his version is the “sole truth” and is pleading with the public not to be persuaded by other viewpoints.
This is the actual situation. It’s not only me that he does it to. He does it for many individuals. I don’t know why he initiated it. That’s not how you talk. I want to end this right now, but I can bring it up for additional ire. His people will make an effort to preserve him, but I beg of you not to fall for it.”