Apparently, Ponting kept having a go at Harbhajan in Adelaide, asking him "to show what he had got" in the middle.If the dialogue reported did indeed happen, it is a superb response from Harbhajan! Remember that at that point in time, Ricky Ponting had scored 25 runs from 5 innings, which he duly rectified the moment he got a nice batting track at Sydney to score a century. Harbhajan, in contrast, had 3/74 from 22 overs.
Harbhajan, on his part, had then cheekily remarked: "Mate, whatever I have shown in the middle has been better than yours' in the series so far."
It appeared to have stung the Australian captain who asked Harbhajan to "f... off" after the latter was dismissed.
Dear Matthew,Update at 6.30 pm: Was I clairvoyant or what? Hayden has been 'reprimanded'. Basically, he's got away with it. Perhaps insulting opposition players is acceptable for Cricket Australia.
I saw your remark on Harbhajan being an 'obnoxious little weed' the other day.
I'd be really grateful if you could tone down your language. We've got tons of problems with those BCCI buggers. We need the money!
We'll be putting out a media release soon charging you under some clause of our code of conduct. Let me know if that is ok with you.
James (CEO, just in case you forgot)
PS: I loved your imitation of Ishant's Indian accent *ROFLMAO*
Hayden is definitely lunatic
Australia helped by ICC rules?
Crisis time for cricket?
Rohit Sharma fined 10%
The ones who get away, and those who don't
Can we shut up and move on?
Analyzing Judge Hansen's judgement
Harbhajan is an abuser, not a racist
A scared draw
Dhoni and Kumble reading from different sheets
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