Some such Harbhajan Singh paid tribute to Andrew Symonds

 


Now this world cricket knows how the relationship between Andrew Symonds and Harbhajan Singh was. It would not be wrong to say that it was the "Monkey Gate" controversy during Team India's tour of Australia in the year 2008,


Some such Harbhajan Singh paid tribute to Andrew Symonds
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 due to which not only did world cricket get torn apart, but Andrew Symonds was also shocked. And this monkey gate had only two characters.



 Symonds and Harbhajan Singh, due to which world cricket had almost reached the verge of tearing.



 The matter was embroiled in legal issues and Cricket Australia had to drop Symonds from the team to quell the controversy after the BCCI protested. 



 After this, not only Harbhajan and Symonds, but there was bitterness in the cricket relationship of both the teams, which took a lot of time to fill, but this dispute was recorded in cricket history forever.



However, later both the players played together in the IPL for some time. And the old things were discarded.



 And now that news of Andrew's death has come to light, Harbhajan Singh was one of the first players to pay tribute to Andrew on social media.



Harbhajan tweeted, "Saddened by the news of the sudden passing of Symonds. Andrew is gone very soon. Heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. Prayers for the departed soul."


When the Monkey Gate scandal shook the cricket world


 It was in the year 2007-08, when Team India was on Australia tour under the captaincy of Anil Kumble. 



 And in this tour this world famous controversy happened. The controversy took place during the second Test played in Sydney,



 when Harbhajan Singh and Andrew Symonds clashed during the match, after which Ricky Ponting complained to the match officials about Harbhajan Singh's racial remarks on Symonds.




 Ponting had said that Harbhajan Singh had called Andrew Symonds a monkey. After hearing this incident, 


Harbhajan Singh was banned for a few matches, but then Team India stood with its off-spinner. India had also threatened to cancel the tour during that time. In the end, the ban was lifted from Harbhajan Singh and he was fined match fee,


 but the BCCI, Australia Board and ICC were sweating in pacifying the controversy.


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