New Delhi. It is said that time is not always the same. This also applies in cricket. There have been many cricketers who started with a bang at the international level but the end was not good. The spinner who deprived the former explosive opener of the Indian team Virender Sehwag of a century is forced to drive a bus in Australia today. We all are well aware of spinner Suraj Randiv. This was the bowler who was forced to do ‘abominable’ act under the influence of his partner.
Sehwag was playing ODI Triangular Series in the year 2010. He was batting on 99 runs in the match against Sri Lanka. Then Viru was in excellent rhythm and he needed only one run to complete his century. The Indian team also needed the same number of runs to win. Everyone’s eyes were on Sehwag, but Sri Lankan spinner Suraj Randiv bowled a no ball under the influence of his fellow player, on which Sehwag hit a six but this run was not added to his account. India won the match but Sehwag had to return unbeaten on 99 runs.
Did this work on the behest of Tillakaratne Dilshan
Then the news came that Randiv had done this work on the advice of Tillakaratne Dilshan. However, later he was also banned for one match by the Sri Lankan Cricket Board. Two years back, some pictures of Suraj Randiv were going viral on social media in which he was seen driving a bus. According to media reports, this Sri Lankan spinner drives a bus in Australia and he also plays cricket from a local club.
Suraj Randiv has been a part of the champion Chennai Super Kings
Suraj Randiv reached Australia in the year 2019. He played his home match for Sri Lanka in April 2019. Randiv was part of the Sri Lankan team that reached the final of the 2011 ODI World Cup. Randiv has also been a part of the Chennai Super Kings team that became IPL champions in 2012 under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. This off-spinner played 12 Tests, 31 ODIs and 7 T20 matches for Sri Lanka. During this, he took 43 wickets in Tests while he has 36 wickets in ODIs. Randiv has taken 7 wickets in T20.
FIRST PUBLISHED : February 23, 2023, 09:56 IST