27
Apr
08

Harbhajan You Spoil Sport!

image courtesy of http://www.bhavane.com

In the world of cricket, getting ‘smacked’, ‘hammered’, or ‘slapped’ around for boundries is often heard of. What is NOT heard of that often is LITERALLY crossing over the ethical boundries and norms of professional behaviour to an extent that you ACTUALLY slap another player!

Indian’s hot-headed Harbhajan Singh, commonly known as ‘Turbanator’ has recently done just that. No big surprises there really. The guy has been known well for his out-bursts and flaring temper ESPECIALLY when he is on the losing end. This is one guy who would whine, groan, abuse, and do any thing else under the sky to vent out his frustrations. HOWEVER, the fact that the guy who got slapped was none other than his fellow team mate from the Indian National Team, the paceman S. Sreesanth, is plain disgusting!

Mr Singh’s hot headed actions have really dented the spirit of the Indian Premier League considering that the sponsors and the captains alike boasted of the so called ‘Spirit of the game’ and to follow the ‘Code of Condct’ by heart!

Not only has his image as a captain has been tarnished but ALSO the image India wanted to portray to the world through IPL has received a big blow! He has made Zidane’s famous head-butt to the Italian in the  most recent football world cup final look like child’s play with his antics.

Harbajan has been suspended for his behavior and might face up to a ban of 10 matches as well.

His parents kept up a very tight-lipped approach when probed around my the media which was a clear indication that some kind of settlement was on the way. While many argue that Harbajan is at fault for over-reacting, there is an equally vocal group that sides with him and accuses Sreesanth of biting more than he could chew by verbally challenging a senior player.

image courtesy of bp3.blogger.com

Still one can not rule out that Harbajan has been flirting with controversies for quite some time now. His stand-off against Australian Andrew Symonds only two months back over racial remarks put him in hot waters when he called the Australian a ‘big monkey’. Later when Harbajan came back from the Australian tour, he said that the former Australian wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist was not a ‘saint’, which irked Cricket Australia. Such controversies have been with him ever since he debuted to be honest. He got entangled in war-of-words with Ricky Ponting on his debut ODI back in 1998 for which he was also fined. Add to that his drop from the national team over a suspected bowling action. Then in 2000 he was thrown out of the National Cricket Academy for avoiding workouts and not following the academy’s objectives.

The inquiry into the incident at Mohali in the game between Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians will now take place at the Maurya Sheraton, New Delhi on April 28th 2008. A final verdict would be announced by the adjudicator Farookh Engineer post hearing at New Delh

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9 Responses to “Harbhajan You Spoil Sport!”


  1. 1 TeeJay
    April 27, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    Fauzan, I was wondering howcome WeCite had not reported about this incident as yet. A good round up of the news. Although he is still better than the likes if our very own Shoaib Akhter but a slap is a slap and its not a nice gesture in the spirit of the game. If Sreesanth had verbally abused him, there are ways to deal with it. What harbhajan did was too much!

  2. 2 Olie
    April 27, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    I’m sorry but Sreesanth deserves the blame in this case. If you think Bhajji is hot headed then you are being unfair. Sreesanth has an old history of challenging his opponents on and off the field and he must have done I’d said something to bhajji that deserved a slap!

  3. 3 Sam
    April 27, 2008 at 12:46 pm

    ban them both

  4. April 27, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    What an obnoxious little weed!

  5. 5 Fahad
    April 27, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    I always thought Harbhajan was loose in the head. It was only a matter of time before he would have done something stupid like this. He must be disciplined and fined heavily.

  6. 6 usama
    April 28, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    Oye hello you all. Before you blame harbhajjan for laying a well deserved slap on Sreesanth you should also see how misbehaving Sreesanth has been in his career in all the matches he has played. He must have said some thing really bad and colourful to deserve this treatment I’m sure.

  7. April 28, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    Umm!! Interesting site. In my country not have this sport.

    But i want to look in real sport too.


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