Bhajji brands Oz crowd behavior as despicable

March 4th, 2008 - 2:08 pm ICT by admin  

Harbhajan Singh
Melbourne, Mar.4 (ANI): Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has branded Australian crowd behaviour as despicable” and claims he has nothing to apologise for over his behaviour in Sydney.
The fiery Indian spinner was yesterday embroiled in another controversy, this time for allegedly making monkey gestures and spitting at sections of the crowd during Sunday’s stunning win over Australia at the SCG.
An angry Harbhajan has vehemently denied he spat directly at spectators, and was cleared of any wrongdoing by the International Cricket Council because of a lack of evidence.
This wasn’t enough to appease Harbhajan, who claimed the behaviour of Australian spectators was a disgrace.
“Trust me, I didn’t say anything to the crowd, but the language they said to me was despicable. It crossed all limits of decency. I had smoke coming out of my ears,” the Daily Telegraph quoted him, as saying.
Harbhajan claimed he had only spat at the ground after drinking water during his fine spell of bowling which yielded the key scalps of Matthew Hayden and Andrew Symonds.
“If you have water on the boundary, and saliva in your mouth, what else are you supposed to do but spit it out,” he said, barely hiding his irritation.
But when asked about his alleged monkey chants towards the crowds, Harbhajan was less clear.
“I don’t remember what I was doing,” he said. (ANI)

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