Harbhajan slaps Sreesanth, leaves him crying on ground

Published: Saturday, April 26, 2008, 11:20 [IST]
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Harbhajan slaps Sreesanth

Mohali, Apr 26: After Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Punjab"s Kings XI and Mumbai Indians last evening, a comment passed by Kings XI paceman Sreesanth to Mumbai Indians captain Harbhajan Singh offended him so much so that he slapped the former.

After the incident, perhaps a first in the history of cricket, the fast bowler who otherwise is known for his on-the-field aggression, was seen crying bitterly on the ground. Off-spinner Harbhajan, however, had a long chat with Sreesanth in the dressing room of the Punjab team and is even believed to have apologised for his behaviour. Harbhajan chose not to speak on the issue when he came to address the post match conference.

Reacting to the incident, Kings XI Punjab captain Yuvraj Singh said, "This is really an ugly incident. You do not want to see such things off the field especially after such a win. I am pretty upset at what has happened. This is totally unacceptable." Meanwhile, pending report from the team management, Punjab Kings XI is expected to lodge an official complaint on the incident.

This was Punjab Kings XI"s first victory in three IPL matches, beating Mumbai Indians convincingly by 66 run victory.


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