Australian former cricketer and captain,Ricky Ponting, has dug out the unforgettable ‘monkeygate scandal’ In his memoirs — titled ‘The Close of Play’ –where he said he didn’t understand why Sachin Tendulkar vouched for Harbhajan Singh during the appeal hearing but did not say anything when match referee Mike Procter initially suspended the spinner for passing allegedly racial comments at the Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds.Harbhajan was accused of calling Symonds a monkey during the 2008 Sydney Test and was suspended for three Tests.Interestingly,Bhajji aka Harbhajan was cleared in an appeal hearing, conducted by Justice John Hansen from New Zealand, in which Tendulkar appeared as a witness and gave a statement in favour of Harbhajan.
Just a thought- Is it a norm that after finishing cricketing career, a cricketer has to write about his experiences? And to add on,he has to talk specifically about some controversial on-field incidents of the past?
The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) started the excavation work at the Unnao fort after a hindu saint,Sadhu Shobhan Sarkar,claimed that there were thousand of tonnes of gold buried under the ruins of Unnao fort after he dreamt of the same. His dream spread like wildfire and forced the ASI to start the treasure hunt.
If we think a little, its just the ruling party leaders who may get the real benefit if such treasure is dug out. 😉
Narayan Sai,son of self-proclaimed spiritual guru,Asaram Bapu, still remains untraceable by police even after 10 days.However,the police doubts Narayan Sai may have faked his signature on his affidavit for anticipatory bail in the alleged rape case of two sisters of Surat and is seeking a non-bailable warrant against him.
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The whistleblower IAS officer,Ashok Khemka,who challenged the Haryana’s Congress government for granting sweetheart land deals to Robert Vadra, (son-in-law of Sonia Gandhi) will face another chargesheet for low sales of seeds when he was the Managing Director of Haryana Seed Development Corporation.The Haryana government had earlier chargesheeted him for overstepping his jurisdiction in the cancellation of Robert Vadra-DLF land deal. Explains well why the Bhupinder Hooda Govt is making life tough for Ashok Khemka. After all , in our country, the costliest thing one can afford is honesty. 🙁
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