New Delhi: As Sachin fans wait expectantly for his ton of tons in Sydney, a section of the Australian media has dug up an old episode. Mind games?
Referring to the 'Monkeygate Scandal'of 2008, The Daily Telegraph has left Tendulkar fans fuming after it said that the Sydney venue is where his "deepest shame" was born. "The stage may be set at the SCG for Sachin Tendulkar's finest hour but it is also the venue where his deepest shame was born," the article says.
The writer Malcolm Conn says: "Some recent Australian players have not forgiven his role in the Andrew Symonds "Monkeygate" scandal...Some Australians lost respect for him when he gave completely different accounts of what took place as a key witness in the Harbhajan Singh-Andrew Symonds racism meltdown."