S Sreesanth apologized to Harbhajan Singh over 'slapgate' says "I had crossed the line"

S Sreesanth was slapped by Harbhajan Singh in 2008 after an IPL game.

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When S Sreesanth entered the Bigg Boss house, everyone was expecting some shocking utterance from the former India cricketer. He may not have talked about the 'envelope' associated the match-fixing scandal, but Sreesanth did talk about the 'slapgate'.

Recently, in the latest captaincy task, a couple of contestants were assigned a task to bring some breaking news from the house. A contestant named Surbhi Rana talked with Sreesanth about the controversy with Harbhajan Singh.

The former Indian pacer acknowledged his mistake and said he had crossed the line. The game was between Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians in IPL 2008 when Harbhajan led Mumbai lost the match and Sreesanth had gone to wish Harbhajan hard luck after the match. He was, however, shocked when Harbhajan slapped him. The former cricketer also said that he cried only because he felt helpless at the time.

He said, “I had crossed the line. Bhajji didn’t like it as he got defeated at his home ground. It was a volcanic eruption. I was angry in the beginning but then I cried because I felt helpless.”

After the incident, Harbhajan was banned from the first season of Indian Premier League. Match Referee Farokh Engineer had found him guilty of level 4.2 offense. 


By Sihyeu Prakash Singh - 23 Nov, 2018

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