Symonds-Bhajji bhai bhai?

Harbhajan Singh offers an olive branch to Andrew Symonds and all seem to be well in the Mumbai Indians' dressing room. Excerpts of an interview with the ace spinner after his team's match againt the Delhi Daredevils.

updated: April 11, 2011 11:56 IST
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New Delhi: File photo of Team India rushing Harbhajan Singh after he dismissed Andrew Symonds in the Commonwealth Bank series in 2008.When Andrew Symonds was picked up by Mumbai Indians during the Indian Premier League (IPL) Season Four players' auction in January, almost instantaneously there was talk about sparks flying in a dressing room that the Queenslander would have to share with his nemesis ? the man who most Australians, including Symonds, claim curtailed his international career.

In an interview last year, Symonds revealed the incidents that followed Monkeygate had sent him into a depressive state, and even propelled him to start drinking a bit more. Symonds said that Harbhajan Singh 'was lucky' to escape the controversy without a match ban. Later that year, Harbhajan told MiD DAY in a freewheeling chat that he wanted to bury the hatchet with Symonds, and 'was hurt' when he read that Symonds had blamed him for ending his international career.

The feisty off-spinner has held out the olive branch to Symonds, and it is learnt that the two have been getting along really well in the Mumbai Indians dressing room.

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