Harbhajan Singh on Slapgate: Slapping Sreesanth was a mistake
Harbhajan Singh revealed that he feels sorry for slapping his fellow cricketer, S Sreesanth during the inaugural edition of the Indian Premier League. The incident had occurred back in April 2008, following a match between Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab. Harbhajan, who currently plays for Chennai Super Kings, was at that time contracted to Mumbai Indians. After having slapped Sreesanth, Bhajji immediate apologised to the cricketer in the dressing room.
It has been over a decade since the incident. Yet, Harbhajan, one of India’s most successful bowlers, regrets slapping Sreesanth. In an interview with Behindwoods Air, the off-spinner said that if he could go back and fix one incident, it would be slapping Sreesanth – which was later dubbed as ‘slapgate.’ “Whatever happened with Sreesanth. Me and him on the field…Lot of people talk about that incident now," said Harbhajan. "If I have to go back and rectify something in my life, I would correct that. I shouldn't have done that."
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Bhajji added that it was a ‘mistake and I am sorry about that.’ The spinner also said the Sreesanth is a ‘top guy’ and he had a lot of skills. As for Sreesanth, his career highlight was when his contribution to India’s winning the 2007 T20 World Cup and the 2011 World Cup. His career was ruined, however, after allegations of a match-fixing scandal. He remains banned from the sport, though he tried his luck in the entertainment industry by participating in Bigg Boss.