After slashing the minnow Pakistan at home, India bombastically went to Australia riding high on the balloon. They were promptly brought back to the ground by competent and talented Aussies in a jiffy. Indians were as usual livid when mirror was shown to them.
In their desperate attempt to save some face, Indian players started calling names to the host team’s players and also voiced their grave apprehensions about the officials supervising the games. When things really went ugly, Ricky Ponting lodged complain with the match referee and umpires on ground vetted it, and the Indian players were proved guilty and got the charge sheet with punishment.
Then all hell broke lose in the Indian media, who couldn’t just take it. Cricket Board of India also joined the fray and started giving lame excuses in the defense of its arrogant players. They threatened to back off from the series, which Australians didn’t pay any attention to. Then they themselves backtracked and started whining in front of ICC.
In a blatant lie, Harbhajan denies any such charges, and said that he didn’t even call a name to a wasp throughout his life, and he was as innocent as Nirendra Modi. Whereas Mike Proctor has some slightly different views,” I am satisfied beyond a reasonable doubt that Harbhajan Singh directed that word at Andrew Symonds and also that he meant it to offend on the basis of Symonds’ race or ethnic origin.”
Wild rumors and changing events coupled with the volleys of statements from both sides also fueled the matter and it was blown out of proportions. Sardar Turbanator has been a chronic racist and has got a big foul mouth which reeks of stupidity and arrogance. When he called Andrew Symonds a “Monkey”, Symonds was astonished at the title, as Symonds didn’t for the life of him believed that Harbhajan was “Brad Pitt” himself.More on:Andrew Symonds, Australia, Brad Pitt, Glenn McGrath, Harbhajan Singh, icc, India, India in Australia 2007, Pakistan, Ricky Ponting
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