I regret what I did: Praveen Kumar
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Shaken to the core by a BCCI suspension for unruly behaviour during the Corporate Trophy, Indian pacer Praveen Kumar is remorseful and has vowed not to repeat the incident in future.
"It was wrong on my part. The episode should not have happened. I regret it now," Praveen told PTI while recalling the incident.
"I have learnt how to control my anger. I need to be cautious while expressing my emotions on the field. It happens sometimes when things do not go your way. I have moved on from that incident as it's history for me now. It won't happen again.
"I have with me 4-5 Uttar Pradesh teammates who always advice me on what is right or wrong for me. Sudeep Tyagi, Tanmay Shrivastava and Suresh Raina create a homely environment for me and their advice has always helped me a lot," added the 26-year-old, who would be seen in action for Kings XI Punjab during the upcoming IPL.
Praveen had bowled a short-pitched delivery at Income Tax's Ajitesh Argal and when the batsman checked with the umpire to know whether it was a no ball, the Meerut lad started abusing him.
Following the match referee's report, Praveen was indefinitely suspended by the BCCI on February 10 and was issued a show-cause notice by the Board's secretary, Sanjay Jagdale.
Later, the BCCI revoked the suspension after Praveen accepted all the charges and apologised for his inappropriate conduct. The BCCI let him off after severely reprimanding him.