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October 17, 2005   

Meet Team India's new speedster

The lone new face in the Indian cricket squad is suddenly a crowd puller in Kerala.

The day after national selectors picked Sreesanth for the 15-member Indian squad for the first two matches of the one-day series against Sri Lanka, the Kerala speedster flew back home to be mobbed in Kochi.

A sizeable crowd greeted him at the airport when he flew back from Delhi. At home in Kailash Nagar in the heart of the city too, scores of people rushed to greet him. A number of public receptions - including one by a leading Malayalam daily -- followed.

Text: George Iype | Photographs: Rajiv Iduuki

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