Bhajji 'slaps' Sreesanth, leaves him crying
Posted on: 01:05 AM IST Apr 26, 2008
Mohali: Mumbai Indians captain Harbhajan Singh and Kings XI paceman S Sreesanth were late on Friday night involved in a bitter row, following which the fast bowler was seen crying bitterly on the ground at the end of their IPL match here.
Harbhajan allegedly slapped Sreesanth after the paceman said something to Harbhajan which offended the off-spinner.
The off-spinner however had a long chat with Sreesanth in the dressing room of the Punjab team and is even believed to have apologised for his behaviour.
Harbhajan though did not speak on the issue when he came to address the post match conference.
"Can we have questions on just cricket," Harbhajan saidwhen asked about what happened between him and Sreesanth.
The winning captain Yuvraj Singh was upset by the unsavoury incident and termed it "ugly".
"This is really an ugly incident. You do not want to see such things off the field specially after such a win. I am pretty upset at what has happened. This is totally unacceptable," he said apparently criticising Harbhajan Singh.
Kings XI Punjab have said they will lodge official complaint on incident.
IANS adds: Kings XI Punjab scored a comprehensive 66 run victory over Mumbai Indians in an Indian Premier League match.
Set to chase 183, Mumbai Indians were bowled out for a paltry 116. This is Kings XI first victory in three matches while Mumbai Indians are still to open their account.
For Kings XI, Kumar Sangakkara blasted 94 off just 56 balls, while Brett Lee (1-9), Piyush Chawla (2-16) and Irfan Pathan (2-16) bowled tight spell.