Paddy Upton, the former Mental Conditioning Coach of the Indian cricket team and coach of the Rajasthan Royals, has revealed in his biography that S. Sreesanth had misbehaved with Rahul Dravid.
He was then ruled out of the next match against Chennai. The former fast bowler of the team responded to Upton saying he never had an argument with Dravid and he respects him.
Sreesanth said that the reason for being dropped from the team against Chennai was something else.
Sreesanth said, “I can never insult a player like Rahul Dravid. He is the best captain. I was angry because I was not in the playing eleven against Chennai. I asked about this. I want to play and win against Chennai. I have not yet found out the exact reasons why I was excluded from the team. In the match played in Durban, I bowled Dhoni. After that I was not given a chance to play against Chennai. “
Sreesanth said that team management never told me the reason for this. I do not hate Dhoni or CSK. Just that team’s jersey reminds me of the Australian team. Upton was made the head coach of Rajasthan in 2013.
The same year, Sreesanth was caught on spot-fixing allegations. Sreesanth was arrested on 16 May 2013.
Upton also referred to some incidents in the dressing room in 2013 in his autobiography. He wrote that Sreesanth abused him and then Rahul Dravid forced him out of the playing XI.
The 37-year-old Sreesanth was a member of the team that won the 2007 T20 World Cup and 2011 ODI World Cup.