Indian Premier League has been a dazzling combination of cricket, hype and glamour since its birth year 2008. Moreover, when it comes to some of the memorable moments of last few seasons of IPL, we cannot miss out the famous face-offs that we have to see during the past tournaments.
Controversies have been associated with the event since the very first season. It started with the iniquitous ‘slapgate’ incident between the right-arm fast-medium pacer S Sreesanth and the right-arm off-break bowler Harbhajan Singh. The confrontation hit the headlines at that time, and now, after of gap of five years, another storm related to the same has been cooked up due to certain tweets of Sreesanth.
The fast bowler of the Rajasthan Royals Sreesanth came out sturdily against Harbhajan Singh, the spinner of the Mumbai Indians on Twitter a few days ago. He said that he had no fault in the entire incident. Rather, it was the 32-year old Sikh Cricketer who ‘backstabbed’ him. Sreesanth also expressed his repulsion about the continuous blame that he has been putting up with since last 5 years.
According to the tweets of the 30-year-old pacer, he just went to shake hand with Bhajji after Mumbai Indians was beaten by Kings XI Punjab. However, the spinner lost his temper, got out of control and hit him with the elbow without compunction. He posted on his account, “Whn I went to shake hands after the match.. he had lost it.. he had already planned to hit me (elbow me) all his anger”.
The player claimed that nothing happened like slapping or something like that. What Harbhajan Singh did was an intentional act, and he could not opened up about it as he was he was afraid of getting displaced from his position in the team.“Nd yeah.. all I did is to tell u all wht happend. u all should know the truth. I was scared of losing my place. I had no support wtsoevrr”, he tweeted.
However, Sreesanth has become extremely upset with the media as it keeps comparing the incident of the inaugural season of IPL to whenever anything happens during the tournament. “Can`t take this anymore… evrytime.. Enough..,” his tweet clearly indicates his anger and depression as the slapgate incident has been compared with the latest ugly on-field spat between the Kolkata Knight Riders; skipper Gautam Gambhir and the Royal Challengers Bangalore’s captain Virat Kohli..
The cricketer wants to disclose the truth in front of the whole world now as he is tired of dealing with such comparisons. He has also requested the media through his tweets to stop doing this every time and focus on the reality. “I had enough of this..I really request ll the media to show the world wht happend…then u all will realise..wht really happened’, he posted on Twitter.