The biggest controversy in India and Australia is the 2007-08 Monkey Gate scandal | The biggest controversy in cricket history between India and Australia, the whole team refused to play

New Delhi: Team India is currently touring Australia and two four-game Border Gavaskar Trophy matches have been played. The test series is 1-1 and there is a tough competition between the two teams. The third game will start on January 7, but before that there is a lot of turmoil in the Team India camp. Vice Captains Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Rishabh Pant, Navdeep Saini and Prithvi Shaw (Prithvi Shaw) have been charged with violating biosecurity protocol. However, the BCCI has denied these completely false claims.

The BCCI supports its players in all ways and will in no case allow its players to be accused. It happened before when the dispute between these two teams grew so much that the Indian team refused to play while supporting their teammates.

There was dishonesty with Team India

In 2007-08, Team India visited Australia. The Indian team were 0-1 behind in the series after a 337-point loss to Melbourne and the second game was played at the Sydney field. In this match, Team India played above the Australian team and the Kangaroos lost 6 wickets for 193 races.

After that, the round of bad referees began. Not once, not twice, several times, there was dishonesty with the Indian team.

A ball from Ishant Sharma caught the edge of Andrew Symonds. Everyone saw and heard it, but that voice didn’t reach referee Steve Buckner’s ears.

While Harbhajan Singh’s ball was puzzled, Steve Buckner still called it undisclosed and did not ask for help from the third referee.

Even when a strain was called to Anil Kumble, third referee Bruce Oxenford didn’t call him. While it was visible in the replay that his leg was in the air and commentators were also saying Symonds was missing.

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A lot of those bad decisions were made in this game. Even at bat on the last day there was dishonesty with Team India. Rahul Dravid, playing on 38, was called a catch behind the wickets of Andrew Symonds. With his pad in front, the stick was far from the ball but Adam Gilchrist appealed from behind the wickets and the referee fired Dravid.

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

In fact, Harbhajan Singh was at bat during the match and Bhajji had an argument with Andrew Symonds. After that, captain Ricky Ponting burst into flames and complained to the referee against Harbhajan. Ponting had crossed the line because he had brought a serious charge of racism, not sledding on Bhajji. He said Harbhajan called Symonds a “monkey” on the pitch.

By ICC rules, making racial remarks is a heavy burden. Any type of racial comment is considered a “level three” crime. In this, the player can be banned for two to four tests or.

After the day’s game was over, the hearing lasted until midnight and three matches were banned after he sentenced Harbhajan. Australia won the match, but the real controversy started after that.

Indian captain Anil Kumble and the whole squad were backing Harbhajan Singh and he made it clear that he would not play the next game until the charges of racist remarks against Bhajji were dropped. At the same time, protests started in India and many questions were raised regarding bad arbitrations.

Seeing the controversy in the case escalate, the ICC handed the hearing to New Zealand Judge John Hanson. After the hearing of the case, Judge John Hanson called all the allegations against Bhajji unfounded and declared that “Harbhajan called Symonds not ‘monkey’ but ‘your mother’s’. For this reason, this dispute is called the Monkeygate dispute.

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