Former cricketer Sreesanth says he was called ‘Madrasi’, a term perceived to be derogatory

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Published May 17, 2024 at 12:46pm

Update May 17, 2024 at 7:01pm

    Sreesanth informs he was called 'Madrasi'

    Sreesanth is a former Indian cricketer

    He was a part of the World Cup winning Indian team in 2007

Former India cricketer S Sreesanth has opened up about the racism he encountered throughout his cricketing career. In a candid revelation, the Kerala-born pacer disclosed that he was repeatedly called a “Madrasi,” a derogatory term used to refer to people from Southern India, primarily Tamil Nadu.

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Sreesanth, a vital member of India’s 2007 T20 World Cup and 2011 ODI World Cup-winning teams, made his India debut in October 2005 during an ODI match against Sri Lanka in Nagpur. Over his career, he played across all three formats for the national team, taking 169 wickets. Despite his achievements, he faced persistent regional discrimination.

“All my life I have been… I can say it. See, anything below Bombay was more like Madrasi. I have been hearing it from the time I was playing Under-13 to Under-14 to Under-16 to Under-19,” Sreesanth said. He further reflected on his time with the Kochi Tuskers Kerala, likening it to playing for his country again due to the regional pride involved.

It might be recalled that the cricketer had also earlier noted that the Kochi Tuskers Kerala still owe them a lot of money and requested the BCCI to intervene and get the matter resolved.

Former cricketer Sreesanth says he was called ‘Madrasi’, a term perceived to be derogatory

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    Sreesanth informs he was called 'Madrasi'

    Sreesanth is a former Indian cricketer

    He was a part of the World Cup winning Indian team in 2007

Former India cricketer S Sreesanth has opened up about the racism he encountered throughout his cricketing career. In a candid revelation, the Kerala-born pacer disclosed that he was repeatedly called a “Madrasi,” a derogatory term used to refer to people from Southern India, primarily Tamil Nadu.

Also Read: World Cup 2023: Do you know how that band Kohli sports has helped him perform better?

Sreesanth, a vital member of India’s 2007 T20 World Cup and 2011 ODI World Cup-winning teams, made his India debut in October 2005 during an ODI match against Sri Lanka in Nagpur. Over his career, he played across all three formats for the national team, taking 169 wickets. Despite his achievements, he faced persistent regional discrimination.

“All my life I have been… I can say it. See, anything below Bombay was more like Madrasi. I have been hearing it from the time I was playing Under-13 to Under-14 to Under-16 to Under-19,” Sreesanth said. He further reflected on his time with the Kochi Tuskers Kerala, likening it to playing for his country again due to the regional pride involved.

It might be recalled that the cricketer had also earlier noted that the Kochi Tuskers Kerala still owe them a lot of money and requested the BCCI to intervene and get the matter resolved.

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