A few weeks back, Matt Hayden called Harbhajan Singh an “obnoxious little weed” and was reprimanded. They patched up in India where they are playing in the IPL tournament. There was another incident in Australia involving Harbhajan and Symonds.
Yesterday, Harbhajan was in a bad mood as Mumbai Indians lost the third IPL match in a row. It seems that Sreesanth who was part of the winning Punjab team said “hard luck”. We don’t know what exactly transpired but Harbhajan slapped Sreesanth and the latter was seen crying.
Harbhajan’s behavior is unacceptable. After reviewing the tapes, Harbhajan — who is captaining his team as Tendulkar is not fit — was suspended for today’s match against Hyderabad’s Deccan Chargers. Shaun Pollock was made the captain but the Mumbai Indians lost by 10 wickets. Adam Gilchrist of the Deccan Chargers hit the fastest (42 ball) century (10 sixes, 9 fours) to seal the victory with 8 overs to spare.
The slapping incident is being taken seriously: Harbhajan and Sreesanth are being summoned to Delhi. It appears that Harbhajan will be punished with a 10 match ban.