Represented India at the 2011 Cricket World Cup, won the World Twenty20 Championship with India in 2007, and played for Kings XI Punjab from 2008 to 2010.
He was a leg-spinner in his childhood but eventually converted to a fast-bowling technique and was selected to the MRF Pace Foundation in Chennai.
His name has caused confusion in English-speaking countries after being misprinted in various forms, leading him to declare his name as simply "Sreesanth".
He married Bhuvneshwari Kumari in 2013. His sister Nivedita is a television actress.
He modeled his bowling technique after Anil Kumble, who would later become his Test captain.