Banned Indian cricketer Sreesanth shared an anecdote involving batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar in the popular TV reality show Bigg Boss. Sreesanth shared the anecdote with another contestant Anup Jalota. Sreesanth talks of a time, a couple of years after winning the 2011 World Cup triumph. The cricketer thanked Tendulkar for taking his side.

“I want to share one incident related to Sachin Tendulkar. 1-2 years after our 2011 World Cup triumph, an interview was going on. The interviewer asked about everyone. 2011 you guys played well taking all players’ names but not mine. When the interview was about to end, Sachin Tendulkar prompted my name saying Sreesanth also played a major role. I cried a lot during that time,” recalled Sreesanth after returning to the main house from the secret room.

The two-time World Cup winner has been banned from playing any form of cricket after he was caught in the middle of a spot-fixing controversy during the 2013 IPL. He along with Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan were involved and BCCI has banned them from cricket. The Delhi Police had arrested Sreesanth and other two cricketers.

Meanwhile, Sreesanth seems to be having a difficult time in the house with other participants. He has often been seen losing his cool. The language barrier has also been a problem for the Kerala-born cricketer. Ankit Chavan and Ajit Chandila were let off by a Patiala House court in July 2015. The Delhi Police later challenged the Patiala High Court decision in the Delhi High Court. The BCCI, however, had refused to alter its disciplinary decision even after the verdict.