Sachin Tendulkar Rakes up Monkeygate Row, Ricky Ponting Shoulders Arm

Sachin Tendulkar has revealed in autobiography that India almost abandoned the Australian tour after the Monkeygate scandal featuring Harbhajan Singh and Andrew Symonds.

Updated: November 07, 2014 00:11 IST
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Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting have different views on the Monkeygate scandal involving Harbhajan Singh and Andrew Symonds.


Ricky Ponting has steered clear of the Monkeygate controversy that has made headlines again after Sachin Tendulkar released his autobiography - Playing It My Way - in Mumbai on Wednesday.

The retired Australian captain, who was one of the main protagonists of the ill-tempered Sydney Test in 2007-2008, has ducked questions on Tendulkar's revelation that India were on the brink of calling off the tour after Harbhajan Singh and Andrew Symonds were involved in an ugly exchange of words. (Sachin Didn't Know About Match-Fixing Scandal)

In his autobiography, Tendulkar claimed the incident during the New Year Test in Sydney - in which Symonds' said he was racially abused by Harbhajan -- almost led to India abandoning the tour.

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