It is know that the Former Australian cricketer All-rounder Andrew Symonds, who was involved in an acrimonious quarrel with Indian terminator and off-spinner Harbhajan Singh after accusing the latter of racially abusing him, has recently said in an interview that that controversy was the past and he and Indian off-spinner are now good friends.
While talking to media, the 36-year-old cricketer said, “Bhajji and I have talked about what had happened between us. We have sat down and worked out things. We get along well now. We party, socialize, we get sloshed. There are no hard feelings. It is always nice playing with him. That was a past and we have left it behind.”
The former Australian cricketer is the new face who joined Bigg Boss 5 house and he arrived in Mumbai to be a part of the reality show.
He said, “My equation with him is good. We are in touch with each other, we do exchange messages.”
The Monkeygate scandal as it came to be known later had threatened to disrupt cricketing ties between India and Australia as Harbhajan was slapped with a three-match ban.
On the other hand, the ban was later removed after the BCCI filed an appeal against the verdict. The racial abuse charge was also downgraded to only an abuse charge with Harbhajan being let off with a 50 percent match fees fine.
The duo later played together for IPL franchise Mumbai Indians earlier this year.
When asked a question that whether he was entering the ‘Bigg Boss’ house to clear the air, the Australian cricketer said, “It has nothing to do with me taking up the show and trying to clear out things. I am not going on the show to prove anything about myself or anything. That episode is in the past. I am here for personal development and a learning experience.”