Harbhajan Singh retired from all forms of cricket on Friday. With this, his long cricket career of 23 years came to an end. After taking retirement from cricket, Harbhajan talked about Monkeygate.
Harbhajan Singh retired from cricket on 24 December
Harbhajan Singh, one of India’s most successful bowlers, retired from all forms of cricket on 24 December. He played cricket for 23 years. After saying goodbye to cricket, Harbhajan Singh has told about the truth of Monkeygate. Harbhajan Singh and Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds had a dispute during the Sydney Test in 2008. After which it named Monkeygate.
There was controversy in the Sydney Test
The standoff between Harbhajan Singh and former Australia all-rounder Andrew Symonds took a new turn when it turned into a racial controversy. On the last day of the Test match, then Australia captain Ricky Ponting complained to umpires Steve Bucknor and Mark Benson that Harbhajan had racially humiliated Symonds by calling him a ‘monkey’. Australia defeated India by 122 runs in the Sydney Test. But Monkeygate a dispute that fought inside the courtroom.
Harbhajan will tell the truth about Monkeygate
Harbhajan Singh while disclosing this incident. Said it was probably the biggest low of his career. Harbhajan never spoke in detail about this incident in public. But the 41-year-old former cricketer has revealed that he will present the truth of the incident. Talking to news agency PTI, he said, “It was something that was not needed.” Whatever happened that day in Sydney should not have happened and also what caused it. It was really unnecessary. But forget who said what. You and I both know that truth has two sides.
Will Reveal in Autobiography
Talking to news agency PTI, Harbhajan Singh said, in the whole episode nobody cared about my side of the truth, nobody cared what I was doing in those few weeks and how mentally disturbed I was. Yes, I have never given my side of the story broad, but in my upcoming autobiography people will come to know about it, what happened to me should not have happened to anyone.