What’s a game without rivalries? Cricket has got many rivalries in the list. From teams to players, we all have seen some big clashes between the two rivalries. India and Australia are the top strongest cricket teams in the world. S Sreesanth, the Indian cricketer, and Matthew Hayden, the former Australian cricketer were the greatest players of all time. The two of them have also faced each other in many international matches.
Shanthakumaran Nair Sreesanth, the Indian right-handed lower-order batsman, and the right-arm fast-medium-pace bowler have been involved in several controversies. The player has been banned by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for the spot-fixing scandal in the Indian Premier League 2013, for 7 years. On the other hand, Matthew Lawrence Hayden is the former destructive left-handed batsman of the Australian Cricket. He served as an opener to the team till 2009. The player was known for his powerful strokes and scoring high run rate rapidly in Tests and other formats.
Both the players have faced each other not only in several international matches but in the domestic tournaments too. In Indian Premier League (IPL) 2009, Hayden represented Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Sreesanth played on the behalf of Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at Pretoria, South Africa. The encounter was brilliant when the Australian batsman stroke two sixes. It was also heard that the two players were found sledding each other. Sreesanth was called “over-rated bowler” by him. But he denied it.
Both the players did a wonderful job in the fields. Their fans would love to see them again.