Indian speedster S Sreesanth may have been left out of the 15-member squad for the upcoming World Cup but that hasn't deterred selection committee chairman K Srikkanth, from describing him as an "excellent bowler."
Calling the selector's job as a "thankless one", Srikkanth said Sreesanth is a genuinely good outswing bowler that just needs to control his temperament and bahaviour in order to succeed outright.
"I have told him (Sreesanth) to be calm and he will be a great bowler," Srikkanth was quoted as saying in 'On Record' show telecast on a TV channel on Sunday. The former India captain said that maturity comes with passage of time and experience that one gains playing international cricket.
"Some people are playful. Maturity will come. Sreesanth is an excellent bowler and he has an excellent outswing," he said.
Describing cricket as a "futuristic game", he said that the game has evolved over the years in Kerala and that Sreesanth will pave the way for many more poster boys from the state.
"Cricket will overtake football and athletics in next two years in Kerala. Every state needs icons. Orignally, the state had PT Usha and now it is Sreesanth. Many more Sreesanths will be emerging from Kerala," he said.