Renowned for his explosive and dynamic bowling in white-ball cricket, the charismatic Indian pacer Shanthakumaran Sreesanth made a captivating entry into the Zim Cyber City Zim Afro T10 with a match-altering over. Representing the Eoin Morgan-led Harare Hurricanes against the high-flying Cape Town Samp Army, Sreesanth’s brilliance resulted in a crucial wicket and a game-changing run-out, leading the Hurricanes to a thrilling tie, ultimately clinched in a Super Over.

The 40-year-old speedster expressed his delight, acknowledging the Harare Hurricanes team management for giving him the opportunity to showcase his skills at the Harare Sports Club. Grateful for being part of the team, Sreesanth stated that he had been eagerly awaiting this chance to make an impact.

Former India pacer Sreesanth currently represents Harare Hurricanes in the Zim Cyber City Zim Afro T10 tournament. Photo by Arjun Singh / ACEIMAGES for Zim Afro T10

Drawing from his wealth of experience in closely contested battles, be it in the IPL or representing India, Sreesanth turned back the years under the lights in Harare, much to the joy of his fans. He embraced the pressure and delivered an exceptional performance, executing fiery yorkers with finesse.

Reflecting on the significant match against Cape Town Samp Army, Sreesanth thanked the team management, especially head coach JP Duminy, for their guidance and collaborative approach. He credited hard work and experience for his stellar display and expressed gratitude towards the players on the field and Captain Eoin Morgan for their support and direction.

A favorite among fans, Sreesanth’s commitment to entertaining them remains unwavering. Looking ahead, he expressed a firm belief in the Harare Hurricanes’ success in the Zim Cyber City Zim Afro T10, emphasizing that winning the tournament is the ultimate goal, whether he’s playing or not. His aspirations are firmly set on lifting the title with his team, embodying the spirit of a true competitor.

Despite being away from the big stage for a while, Sreesanth’s final over showcased his unwavering skill and determination, proving that his passion for the game remains undiminished.