Daijworld Media Network - Mumbai
Mumbai, Apr 30: This is not a joke, but fact. The question may come in any of the quiz competitions in the near future. What is the costliest slap in the world? Yes, it's Bhajji's slap to Sreesanth. It cost Harbhajan Singh a whipping Rs 2. 6 crore!
Mukesh Ambani group, the franchise group of Mumbai Indians team bought Harbhajan for Rs 3.4 crore. But Bhajji played only three matches, out of which he had to pay penalty of full match fee (about 25 lac). He has been banned from playing 11 matches, which means his income from three matches is around Rs 50 lac and loss is about Rs 2.62 crore just for one slap!
Media in India call it as the costliest slap in the world, and it is a world record too. It is interesting to see whether Guinness Book of World Records or atleast Limca Book of Records will include him in their pages.
Bhajji will surely regret what he has done to Sreesanth, and cricket lovers, specially Bhajji fans can now expect decent behaviour from him on and off the field, hopefully!