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‘If I had to correct one mistake, it was how I treated Sreesanth on the field’: Harbhajan on ‘slapgate’ controversy

The streak of aggression was never limited to Harbhajan Singh’s bowling. He has always been in the thick of the action—be it the ‘Monkeygate’ episode, slapping S Sreesanth during the IPL match, or running on the ground with Indian tricolour after the famous win in Perth in 2008. Fourteen years later, Harbhajan Singh opened up on the infamous ‘slapgate’ controversy in the 2008 IPL edition which took place during a match between the Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) at the IS Bindra PCA Stadium in Mohali, because of which he was banned for the rest of the season. Looking forward to speak to you this evening shenta @sreesanth36 , Glance Live Fest par aaj shaam 630 PM par. Kuch interesting ho jaaye,Sree. https://t.co/4UlsGRhDdT pic.twitter.com/l9tlS06GHf — Harbhajan Tur...
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Harbhajan Singh says he’s embarrassed about the slapgate incident involving Sreesanth | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former India cricketer Harbhajan Singh has apologised to S. Sreesanth for the 'slapgate' incident that happened during the inaugural edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2008. Harbhajan was leading Mumbai Indians in the match against Kings XI Punjab (Punjab Kings) in the absence of regular skipper Sachin Tendulkar. The off-spinner got agitated over Sreesanth's aggressive send-off to an MI batter and vent his ire when the Kerala bowler met him at the end of the match, which Punjab won by 66 runs at Mohali. People who watched the incident live were shocked to see images of an emotional Sreesanth breaking down after being slapped by Harbhajan. On Saturday, Harbhajan joined Sreesanth in a video chat with cricket presenter Vikram Sathaye on Glance LIVE Fest, and revealed ...
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CSK and GT players wear black armbands as mark of respect for Andrew Symonds during IPL game | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans players wore black armbands as mark of respect for former Australia all-rounder Andrew Symonds, who died in a car accident, during their IPL game here on Sunday. The flamboyant all-rounder died on Saturday night. He was 46 and is survived by his wife and two young children. Rest In Peace, Andrew Symonds. Your presence around the game will be missed. 🙏@ChennaiIPL and @gujarat_titans w… https://t.co/8lfxxIZ69p— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 1652610158000Symonds played in the IPL for now-defunct Deccan Chargers and Mumbai Indians in the final stages of his career. Playing for the Chargers, he had slammed a 53-ball 117 not out against Rajasthan Royals in the inaugural edition in 2008. An attacking batter, who could also bowl both medium pace and s...
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Memorable Andrew Symonds moments: From explosive batting to ‘monkeygate’ | Cricket News – Times of India

SYDNEY: Andrew Symonds, who has died aged 46, was widely considered one of the most skilled all-rounders Australian cricket has seen, routinely thumping runs and taking wickets. Affectionately nicknamed "Roy", he was also a rebel. A look at some of his memorable career moments following his death in a car crash: Symonds came into his own at the 2003 one-day World Cup with his maiden international century in Australia's tournament-opening win against Pakistan not just a breakthrough knock, but a truly memorable one. Harbhajan Singh and Andrew Symonds during the Sydney Test on January 5, 2008. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)His selection in the squad --- let alone the starting XI -- was the subject of intense speculation leading into the event, but he delivered the goods. Striding to th...
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Andrew Symonds: Australian all-round great loved by teammates | Cricket News – Times of India

SYDNEY: Andrew Symonds, who died on Saturday night in a car crash aged 46, was instantly recognisable on the cricket field with a mop of dreadlocks poking out from his baggy green cap and lips gleaming with white zinc cream. A hulking presence at 6ft 2in (1.87m) with a grin as broad as his shoulders, he was a supremely talented all-rounder equally at home bowling spin or lively medium-pace. Despite his size, Symonds was a lithe and athletic presence on the ground, with safe bucket-like hands and a laser throw that saw him rated one of the game's greatest fielders. But he was at his most destructive with a bat in his hands. Symonds -- nicknamed "Roy" -- played 26 Tests and 198 50-over games for Australia in an international career spanning more than a decade, from 1998 until 2009. A pivo...
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I would select Dinesh Karthik in T20 World Cup squad if given chance to be selector, says Harbhajan Singh | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Former Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh said that Royal Challengers Bangalore's wicketkeeper batter Dinesh Karthik is one of the best finishers during the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League and he would select him in the squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia if given a chance of being a selector. While speaking on Star Sports, Singh said, "Dinesh Karthik has been outstanding for RCB. He is very good at leg side shots than his offsides, excellent at taking singles but I think, overall he understands his game very well. Whenever he is left with last chances, he makes sure that he finishes the game. For me, if anyone has played the best role of a finisher in this entire IPL then it is none other than Dinesh Kartik. If I were a selector I would have given him ...
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Umran should partner Bumrah in T20 World Cup: Harbhajan Singh | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Like many, former India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh too has been floored by the magic of Jammu's pace sensation Umran Malik, who has clocked above 150kmph on a regular basis in IPL 15 (157kmph on Thursday), and wants the youngster inducted into Team India as soon as possible. "Malik is my favourite. I want to see him in the Indian team because what a bowler he is. Tell me any one bowler who bowls more than 150 (kmph) and isn't playing for the country," Harbhajan said, while going gaga over the Sunrisers Hyderabad speed gun at a promotional event for the T20 World Cup Down Under in Australia in October-November. The retired tweaker, who took 417 Test wickets in 103 Tests, and 269 wickets in 236 ODIs, wants Malik, who's taken 15 wickets with his lightning speed in IPL 2022, to par...
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Andrew Symonds opens up about ‘Monkeygate Scandal’, his relationship with Michael Clarke & IPL money

The “Monkeygate Scandal” which took place in the controversial second Test between India and Australia in 2008 remains one of the most darkest periods in cricket history. It refers to the verbal altercation between Australia’s Andrew Symonds and India’s Harbhajan Singh in the second Test between India and Australia in Sydney in 2008, where the off-spinner allegedly hurled a racist abuse at Symonds, referring to him as a ‘monkey’. That incident weighed heavily on Symonds who opened up about it in a recent chat on The Brett Lee Podcast. “I felt the burden and responsibility for the folks who backed me up, who said they heard what was said. In the previous tour in India, Harbhajan had called me a monkey there then. And I went straight after the game, called him out of the dressing room and...
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Virat Kohli extends greeting to Sachin Tendulkar on his 49th birthday | Off the field News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Star Indian batter Virat Kohli took to social media to extend his wishes to compatriot and batting great Sachin Tendulkar, who turned 49 on Sunday. "Happy birthday to one of the greatest. Have a good one Sachin paji," said Kohli in an Instagram story. Other former and current cricketers from India and outside India also extended their wishes to the batting legend. "A most auspicious day when someone of your goodness and talent came into this world, @sachin_rt. May all your wishes be fulfilled far beyond your wildest dreams and may you live a healthy, prosperous and inspiring life filled with love. #HappyBirthdaySachin," tweeted former India batter and current National Cricket Academy chief VVS Laxman, who also was a part of the famed 'Fab Four' of Indian batting in the 2000s, al...
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‘I want to contribute my RS salary to the daughters of farmers’: Harbhajan Singh

The Turbanator, who hails from Punjab’s Jalandhar, took to Twitter and wrote,” As a Rajya Sabha member, I want to contribute my RS salary to the daughters of farmers for their education & welfare. I’ve joined to contribute to the betterment of our nation and will do everything I can. Jai Hind.” As a Rajya Sabha member, I want to contribute my RS salary to the daughters of farmers for their education & welfare. I’ve joined to contribute to the betterment of our nation and will do everything I can. Jai Hind 🇮🇳🇮🇳 — Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) April 16, 2022 Bhajji, who was elected unopposed as a member of the upper house, had said that he will promote sports as he has been entrusted a responsibility that he will fulfil sincerely. The 41-year old cricketer had announce...
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IPL 2022: Responsibility of leading Gujarat will make Hardik Pandya better cricketer and person, says Harbhajan Singh | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Former India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh feels that the responsibility of captaincy will only make Gujarat Titans' skipper Hardik Pandya a better cricketer and person. In IPL 2022, Pandya has been impressive in captaining Gujarat to be the only unbeaten team in the tournament while making 91 runs with the bat and picking two wickets with his pace bowling. The side will be hoping to extend their clean slate when they face Sunrisers Hyderabad at the DY Patil Stadium on Monday. "He seems to be relishing his role as a captain and leading the team from the front. He's performing with the bat for Gujarat Titans and has also started bowling well which are good signs for Team India as well. Look, he aims to make his India comeback and if he can start giving those five-six overs with the...
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On This Day in 2001, Harbhajan Singh became first Indian to claim Test hat-trick

In the 2001 series against Australia, Anil Kumble’s injury furnished Harbhajan Singh a rare break. He grabbed it with both hands taking 32 wickets, including a hat-trick in the series as India halted Australia’s 16-match winning streak to win the series 2-1. Where were you when @harbhajan_singh took this memorable hat-trick?pic.twitter.com/Z3iww5X7Kw 📽️ @Zohaib1981 — Wisden India (@WisdenIndia) May 1, 2020 It was just the start of a fruitful career that saw him claim 417 Test wickets, and 269 ODI wickets, besides winning the T20I as well as the 2011 World Cups. Moment which changed my life #Hattrick #Grateful @BCCI 🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/8Is0UothJh — Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) March 11, 2021 The series turned out to be a career-changing one for the Jalandhar born spinner. In...
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Many teams would go after Ishan Kishan in IPL auction, says Harbhajan Singh | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former India spinner Harbhajan Singh lavished praise on wicketkeeper-batter Ishan Kishan, saying many teams would go after him in the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction as the young cricketer can win the game with his impeccable batting. He added that Kishan's presence in the team provides an edge in the batting department as the 23-year-old has a strike rate of over 130 in T20 cricket. "It will be tough because many teams will go after Ishan Kishan at the auction. Royal Challengers Bangalore would definitely target him," Harbhajan said in a video on his YouTube channel. IPL Auction Special: Shreyas Iyer और Ishan Kishan पर कप्तानी का दांव खेलेंगी RCB, PBKS और KKR |"I am a fan of Kishan. On his own capability, on any given day, he can smash 70-80 runs off 30 balls and win the...
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Tough road awaits Kuldeep, Harbhajan wants Team India to ‘stick by’ him | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: When Kuldeep Yadav had gone for a skier during a Kolkata Knight Riders practice session in the UAE last September, little did he know that within seconds his world would come crashing down with a twisted knee. Those present at the Dubai training facility were horrified seeing his condition as he lay there writhing in pain, waiting to be stretchered out. In a week's time, he underwent a major knee surgery in Mumbai, which cast doubts on how long it would take for him to get fit for competitive cricket. He visited Mathura with his family on Thursday to offer prayers on his comeback, for Kuldeep really needed some divine intervention to make his way back into the Indian team. Otherwise, all that he could have done was to wait at home to hear from the BCCI if it would hold the no...
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Indian cricket fraternity extends Republic Day wishes to the country | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Led by former India captain Virat Kohli, the cricket fraternity queued up on Wednesday to wish the country on the occasion of its 73rd Republic Day. Taking to Twitter, Kohli wrote, "Happy Republic Day to all. Proud to be an Indian." Happy Republic Day to all. Proud to be an Indian. 🇮🇳— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) 1643173456000India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja also tweeted to share greetings on the occasion. "Warm Republic Day greetings to all my fellow citizens. So proud of the diversity, vibrancy and culture of our country. Jai Hind," the all-rounder wrote. Warm Republic Day greetings to all my fellow citizens. So proud of the diversity, vibrancy and culture of our country. Jai Hind. 🇮🇳— Ravindrasinh jadeja (@imjadeja) 1643170043000Former India spinner Harbhajan Singh also exten...
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‘It’s time to look beyond Ashwin in ODIs’: Harbhajan suggests bringing back ‘KulCha’ | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former cricketer Harbhajan Singh on Tuesday said that India spinners are missing the spark in the middle-overs in ODI cricket, adding that it's time to look beyond R Ashwin in the 50-over format and bring back the combination of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav, popularly known as 'KulCha'. In the recently-concluded three-match ODI series, which India lost 0-3, off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal were out-bowled by South Africa's troika of spinners, Tabraiz Shamsi, Keshav Maharaj and part-timer Aiden Markram. The 35-year old Ashwin, who was brought back to the ODI squad for the first time since 2017, picked up only one wicket in two matches before he was replaced by Jayant Yadav in the third ODI. On the other hand, Yuzvendra Chahal also picked u...
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Harbhajan Singh tests positive for Covid-19, under home quarantine

Former Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh has tested positive for Covid-19. He took to social media to share the news and requested those who came in contact with him to get tested as soon as possible. “I’ve tested positive for COVID with mild symptoms. I have quarantined myself at home and taking all the necessary precautions. I would request those who came in contact with me to get themselves tested at the earliest. Please be safe and take care,” he wrote on Friday morning. I’ve tested positive for COVID with mild symptoms. I have quarantined myself at home and taking all the necessary precautions.I would request those who came in contact with me to get themselves tested at the earliest. Please be safe and take care 🙏🙏 — Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) January 21, 2022 Last Dec...
Sehwag, Yuvraj, Harbhajan to play for India Maharaja in inaugural Legends League Cricket | Cricket News – Times of India
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Sehwag, Yuvraj, Harbhajan to play for India Maharaja in inaugural Legends League Cricket | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh will be among a host of former stars in the India Maharaja team that will take part in the inaugural edition of the Legends League Cricket (LLC), starting on January 20 in Oman. The first season of LLC, which is a professional cricket league for retired international cricketers, will be played at the Al Amerat Cricket Stadium in Oman among three power-packed teams. The other two teams would be representing Asia and rest of the world. Apart from the above trio, Irfan Pathan, Yusuf Pathan, Badrinath, RP Singh, Pragyan Ojha, Naman Ojha, Manpreet Gony, Hemang Badani, Venugopal Rao, Munaf Patel, Sanjay Bangar, Nayan Mongia and Amit Bhandari will also be part of the India Maharaja team. “Like true Kings, they will come, they would s...
Harbhajan Singh blames ‘some BCCI officials’ for his ouster from Team India, MS Dhoni ‘may have supported’ the decision | Cricket News – Times of India
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Harbhajan Singh blames ‘some BCCI officials’ for his ouster from Team India, MS Dhoni ‘may have supported’ the decision | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Days after retiring from all forms of cricket, former India spinner Harbhajan Singh has dropped a bombshell by claiming that some Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) officials were responsible for his ouster from the national team, and former skipper MS Dhoni "may have supported that." For a long period of time, Harbhajan reigned supreme as India's premier spinner before eventually falling out of favour in the latter part of his decorated career. The 41-year-old last December announced his retirement from all forms of competitive cricket. The legendary spinner has opened up about the treatment he received from some BCCI officials. Retirement Announcement: 23 साल का खूबसूरत सफर... अब अलविदा| Harbhajan Turbanator Singh"Luck has always favoured me. Just some external fa...
From practising in scooter’s headlight to picking up 400 Test wickets
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From practising in scooter’s headlight to picking up 400 Test wickets

Nine players from India’s bronze-medal winning hockey team at the Tokyo Games are from one academy alone. India men’s hockey captain Manpreet Singh, Harmanpreet Singh, Varun Kumar, Hardik Singh, Dilpreet Singh, Mandeep Singh, Shamsher Singh, Simranjeet Singh, and Krishan Pathak have honed their skills at the legendary Surjit Hockey Academy in Burlton Park, Jalandhar. But before hockey rose to prominence, Burlton Park in Jalandhar was known for producing one of India’s finest cricketers—Harbhajan Singh. The masterful off-spinner, who welded his marvellous skills with rare feistiness too began his journey here. A 13-year-old maverick Devinder Arora first spotted Harbhajan when he was playing gully cricket with kids of his age. “We used to live in the same mohalla (locality). ...