Kochi: A day after being released from Tihar Jail, Indian pacer S Sreesanth reached his home town Kochi on Wednesday morning. Talking to reporters outside the airport, suspended Rajasthan Royals player said that he is confident of getting a clean chit in the IPL spot-fixing case.
     
"I am confident of getting a clean chit... Even my enemies should not suffer this fate," Sreesanth told reporters adding he had no role in the spot-fixing episode.

Police and CISF security had a tough time in bringing the cricketer out of the airport in Kochi as a huge crowd of fans, onlookers and media personnel had gathered to receive him.

"I am happy to be here. I can meet my people," an emotional Sreesanth, who arrived here after spending 27 days in Tihar jail, said.

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Sreesanth and Rajasthan Royals teammate Ankeet Chavan, along with 17 others, were released on bail on evening. However, another RR player Ajit Chandila has not applied for bail.

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The three were arrested on May 16, along with 11 bookies, from Mumbai by Delhi police and charged under Indian Penal Code Section 420 and 120B, which deal with fraud, cheating and criminal conspiracy.

Sreesanth said he wants to forget the travails of the past few days and spend time with his parents, friends and fans. "I have done no wrong, believe me. I will continue my training," he said.
     
Asked about his days in Tihar Jail, his reply was that none should face such a situation and that he did not want to be reminded of it.
    
As the cricketer, clutching a 'ponnada' (shawl) gifted to him by a fan at the airport, reached his sister's home at nearby Tripunithura, to meet his parents, his fans garlanded him. 'Sreesanth ki Jai' they shouted, braving the rains.
   
It was an emotional moment for his parents as they received their son and hugged him.

Hopeful of making a comeback to Indian Team
     
Claiming innocence and expressing faith in the judiciary, cricketer S Sreesanth, who was released on bail after being arrested for alleged involvement in the IPL spot-fixing scandal, on Tuesday said he is hopeful of making a comeback to the national side.
     
"I promise you I will never give up," Sreesanth, who is out on bail after spending 27 days in the Tihar Jail, said upon his return to his hometown.
     
"My dream obviously is to play cricket. All I want to do is to play cricket and get back into the team... It is a dream to play in the South African tour series. But I am not sure about it now," he told reporters soon after meeting his parents and relatives at nearby Tripunithura.

(JPN/Agencies)

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