The biggest controversy in cricket history between India and Australia, the whole team refused to play

new Delhi: Team India is currently on a tour of Australia and two matches of the four-match Border Gavaskar Trophy have been played. The Test series is equal to 1-1 and there is a tough competition between the two teams. The third match will start on January 7, but before that there is a lot of stir in Team India’s camp. Deputy captains Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Rishabh Pant, Navdeep Saini and Prithvi Shaw (Prithvi Shaw) have been accused of violating the biosafety protocol. However, the BCCI has denied these allegations completely.

BCCI (BCCI) Stand with your players in every way and will not allow your players to be accused in any way. It has happened before when the dispute between these two teams had increased so much that the Indian team refused to play while supporting their teammates.

There was dishonesty with Team India

Team India in 2007-08 (Team India) Visited Australia. The Indian team was 0–1 behind in the series after a 337-run defeat in Melbourne and the second match was being played at the Sydney ground. In that match, Team India was playing on top of the Australian team and the Kangaroos lost 6 wickets for 193 runs.

After this, the round of bad umpiring started. Not one, not two, many times there was dishonesty with the Indian team.

A ball from Ishant Sharma caught the edge of Andrew Symonds. Everyone saw it and heard it, but this voice did not reach the ears of umpire Steve Buckner.

While Harbhajan Singh’s ball was stumped out, Steve Buckner still called him not out and did not ask for help from the third umpire.

Even when an stump out was appealed to Anil Kumble, third umpire Bruce Oxenford called him not. While it was visible in the replay that his leg was in the air and the commentators were also saying that Symonds was out.

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Many such wrong decisions were taken in this match. Even batting on the last day, there was dishonesty with Team India. Rahul Dravid, playing on 38, was called a catch out behind the wickets off Andrew Symonds. While his pad was ahead the bat was far from the ball but Adam Gilchrist appealed from behind the wickets and the umpire called Dravid out.

‘Monkeygate’, the biggest controversy in cricket history between these two teams

Actually, Harbhajan Singh was batting during the match and Bhajji got into an argument with Andrew Symonds. After this, Captain Ricky Ponting was infuriated and complained to the umpire against Harbhajan. Ponting had crossed the limit because he had made a serious charge of racism, not of sledging on Bhajji. He had said that Harbhajan called Symonds a ‘monkey’ on the field.

According to ICC rules, making racial remarks is a big charge. Any kind of racial comment is considered a crime of ‘level three’. In this, the player can be banned from two to four Tests or.

After the end of the day’s play, the hearing lasted till midnight and three matches were banned after convicting Harbhajan. Australia won the match, but the real controversy started after this.

India’s captain Anil Kumble and the entire team were supporting Harbhajan Singh and he made it clear that he would not play the next match until the allegations of racist remarks against Bhajji were withdrawn. At the same time, protests started in India and a lot of questions were raised about bad umpiring.

Seeing the controversy in the case escalating, the ICC handed over the hearing to New Zealand judge John Hanson. After the hearing of the case, Judge John Hanson called all allegations against Bhajji baseless and said that ‘Harbhajan called Symonds not’ monkey ‘but’ your mother’s’. Because of this, this dispute is called the Monkeygate dispute.


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