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THANKSGIVING: S. Sreesanth attributes his success to divine assistance.
THANKSGIVING: S. Sreesanth attributes his success to divine assistance.

Kochi: The match-winning performance in the second Test against Sri Lanka may have revived his career but temperamental Indian pace bowler S. Sreesanth is not celebrating just yet.

The mercurial bowler, who earned the Man-of-the-Match award for his six-wicket haul in the Kanpur Test, has put off celebrations until after the third and final Test, hoping that India wins it to seal the series 2-0.

On a quick trip to his hometown before the third Test starting on December 2, the bespectacled Kerala cricketer said, “There was not much celebration since I was travelling to Kochi. God willing, if India wins the Test series, there will be celebration.”

Attributing his performance to divine help, Sreesanth said he would also go to Guruvayoor to pray at the famous Sreekrishna temple.

“I am very happy and it is God’s grace and the support of the people that helped me do well,” Sreesanth said.

Making a comeback to the Indian team after 19 months in the wilderness, Sreesanth also attributed his success to “the support that he was getting from his family and friends.”

Sreesanth’s parents and a few of his close friends received him on his arrival at the airport here on Saturday morning. — PTI

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