Harbhajan, Sreesanth Downplay Row Between Them


April 26: Mumbai Indian stand-in captain Harbhajan Singh on Saturday downplayed the controversy regarding him allegedly slapping S Sreesanth to bring the Kings XI Punjab pacer to tears, saying the issue "had been sorted out".

Harbhajan allegedly hit Sreesanth after the Punjab team won against Mumbai Indians in their Indian Premier League encounter late last night but apologised to the paceman in the dressing room of the home team

"A lot of things happen in a family. We are part of one family. I think a lot of things which are coming out in the media, whatever has happened we have sorted out all, everything is fine now," Harbhajan said before leaving for Mumbai with his team this morning.

Mumbai Indians captain Sachin Tendulkar, who is yet to play an IPL match because if a groin injury, refused to talk about the issue.

"I don't want to talk about it," he said. Sreesanth, on his part, also said everything was "normal" between him and Harbhajan.

"Everything is normal, there is nothing between us," he said.

Harbhajan had allegedly slapped Sreesanth when the paceman said something to him which the off-spinner found offensive. The paceman was seen crying bitterly on the ground at the end of the IPL match, which his team won by 66 runs.

Harbhajan had preferred to maintain silence on the issue in the post match conference but Punjab team captain Yuvraj Singh had described the incident as "ugly".


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  • Kevin , Dubai

    Sun, Apr 27 2008

    This is not the first time Harbhajan is involved in such an incident. After the Australian tour he should have been warned by the BCCI and not let him of the hook. Some of the Senior Indian players termed his action as that of aggressive nature. The media also has gone a long way in promoting his behaviour on and off the field.

    We do not want ruffians in our Cricket team but want genuine fighters of the game. This time round the incident should be throughly probed and the appropriate punishment should be meted out. This will bring some discipline to our current Indian cricket team. Even Verbal abuses to a certain extent should be brought to an end.

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    Sun, Apr 27 2008

    The matter must be investigated and disciplinary action must be taken against the wrong doing. Such type of unruly behaviour seems to be continuing after the Indian tour of Australia as many senior players had applauded the agressiveness of the younger generation players then. If action was taken then, this incident could have been avoided. If the current incident is taken lightly, we will get to see more of such behaviours from other players in the cricket field.

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  • Kevin Lobo, Mangalore

    Sat, Apr 26 2008

    This Sreesanth is not a saint. He feels he is a great cricketer by his attitude. The way he behaves on the field is really a disgrace to the great cricketers who really played for the country. During IPL matches also his conduct is that of a clown. His bowling is below par and he should be thrown out of team and the guys with good character should be included in the Indian team as we could see lot of young talent exists in India.

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