Mumbai unhappy with Lehmann's remarks on Harbhajan

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Published: Thursday, April 12, 2012, 12:59 [IST]
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Mumbai unhappy with Lehmann's comments

Mumbai, Apr 12: Mumbai Indians' team management were not happy with Deccan Charges coach Darren Lehmann's remarks, who called Mumbai skipper Harbhajan Singh's actions as "disgraceful" after the controversy regarding Kumar Sangakkara dismissal during their match in Vizag on Monday.

Mumbai Indians are certainly not happy with the former Australian's comments on the off-spinner, but are yet to decide on whether to file an official complaint against the Hyderabad coach who chose to take "a moral high ground".

"It was confusion between the two field umpires that led to the incident. We were only asking for the decision to be referred to the third umpire," Mumbai Indians sources said. "If the umpires have committed a blunder, why not check it. Why should the team or the players be punished?" they added.

The players showed their frustration only when their appeal wasn't heard by the umpires, the management also accused umpire Johan Cloete of being biased against Mumbai Indians.

"I think the issue could've been handled better. The two gentlemen (umpires) were put under pressure. It was disgraceful the way Harbhajan behaved," Lehmann had said after the match.

During the first season of the Indian Premier League, Harbhajan Singh had slapped S Sreesanth after the off-spinner's Mumbai Indians lost to Kings XI Punjab by 66 runs.

Harbhajan reacted after the two exchanged a heated conversation post match. However, the off-spinner was fined and banned  by BCCI for the rest of the IPL season.


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