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?
Sachin Tendulkar, the cricket legend, the epitome of inspiration,the messiah of Cricket, the synonym to numerous cricket records has finally decided to put his weapons down. Sachin has finally decided that the 200th Test Match he is about to play in Mumbai ground is going to be his last formal game in International Cricket. Test was the only format where he had enrolled himself after retiring from One Day and all other shorter forms of Cricket.The cricketer declared he decided to retire as his heart says so.
Singer Sonu Nigam has filed a complaint with the police about getting threatening calls from Underworld Don Chotta Shakeel asking him to change the event management company handling his 2014 world tour.
Also the BCCI has rubbished the report claiming cricket legend,Sachin Tendulkar, being forced by BCCI to retire.
N Srinivasan has been re-elected as the ‘unopposed’ BCCI President.He was the only one to file nomination for the post and hence the announcement was just a formality.Although as per the Supreme Court , the undisputed BCCI king cannot discharge his duties as a President until the final verdict in Jagan Reddy case where his company’s name is also associated and another case filed against him by Aditya Verma( Cricket Association of Bihar secretary).
Reminds of the Amul Macho advertisement starring Saif Ali Khan – where he wins a race walking and says – ‘Bade Aaram Se’ ( With absolute ease).The advert depicts wearing Amul Macho vest one can do anything with ease 🙂 .