Tinu Yohannan is a happy man.

“It is indeed great to see the boys after a gap of nearly a year,” he told Sportstar over phone from Alappuzha, where Kerala’s probables for the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament assembled for a 10-day camp on Monday.

That, however, isn’t the only reason behind the Kerala coach’s happiness. He is glad that S. Sreesanth, on a comeback trail after serving a seven-year-ban for alleged spot-fixing, has joined the squad.

“It was nice to see that he still retained the fire in him,” said Tinu, who was the only one from Kerala to play Test cricket until Sreesanth came along. “He looks fit and we will be able to assess him better after we play a practice match among the probables here.”

He added Sreesanth’s very presence in the squad would be an inspiration to the players. “He comes to this team with an experience of 27 Tests, 53 ODIs and 10 T20Is,”…

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