Harbhajan Singh opens up on infamous SLAPGATE incident from IPL 2008, says, ‘I was Embarrassed’

Harbhajan Singh slaps Sreesanth in IPL 2008 : Former India spinner Harbhajan Singh has opened up on the famous Slapgate incident of…

Harbhajan Singh Regrets Slapping Sreesanth in IPL 2008, Says I Was Embarrassed
Harbhajan Singh Regrets Slapping Sreesanth in IPL 2008, Says I Was Embarrassed

Harbhajan Singh slaps Sreesanth in IPL 2008 : Former India spinner Harbhajan Singh has opened up on the famous Slapgate incident of 2008 where Harbhajan Singh slapped fellow India teammate Sreesanth. The incident took place in the April 2008, when in the match between Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) and Mumbai Indians. Follow ALL Cricket News updates and Scores Live with InsideSport.IN

  • Harbhajan slapped Sreesanth in the post match, where the Indian bowler was seen in tears
  • Harbhajan was banned for the rest of the IPL 2008 season while was also banned for five International matches, missing the 2008 Asia Cup in Pakistan
  • However, both reunited to win the 2011 ODI World Cup
Sreesanth in IPL 2008
Sreesanth in IPL 2008 after Harbhajan slapped him in Mohali

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Harbhajan Singh open s up on infamous SLAPGATE incident in IPL 2008, says, ‘I was Embarrassed’

While opening on the incident Harbhajan said, “What happened was wrong. I made a mistake. Because of me, my teammate had to face embarrassment. I was embarrassed,” Harbhajan told to host Vikram Sathaye at Glance LIVE Fest.

 

“If I had to correct one mistake, it was how I treated Sreesanth on the field. It should not have had happened. When I think about it, I feel there was no need”, he added.

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Harbhajan Singh open s up on infamous SLAPGATE incident in IPL 2008, says, ‘I was Embarrassed’

What happened in 2008?

The incident happened during an 2008 IPL match between Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab. Sreesanth was caught by the TV cameras, where he was seen crying just before the post-match presentation.

After the incident Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) launched an investigation and as a result Harbhajan was banned for 5 ODIs.

Harbhajan and Sreesanth settle the issue

Both Harbhajan and Sreesanth later settled the issue and stated there is no bad blood in between them.

The two were then seen together playing for the national team and won the 2011 World Cup.

Harbhajan also had a stellar career after that as he captained Mumbai Indians to Champions League glory and won the IPL.

Harbhajan later went on to play for Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders, before calling time on his career in December 2021.

On the other hand, Sreesanth retired from all forms of cricket, three months back in March. The Kerala man picked up 169 wickets in 90 international matches.

Harbhajan Singh open s up on infamous SLAPGATE incident in IPL 2008, says, ‘I was Embarrassed’

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