Australians have not forgiven Sachin


Australian players have not forgiven Sachin Tendulkar for his role in the ‘2008 monkeygate scandal’, says a section of the Aussie media. In a virulent verbal attack on Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar, an Australian newspaper today slammed the batting maestro for backing his teammate Harbhajan Singh during the ‘2008 monkeygate scandal’ here, saying some Aussie players lost respect for him after that. “While the cricket world is abuzz with anticipation that the Little Master will score his 100th international century during the second Test in Sydney, beginning tomorrow, some recent Australian players have not forgiven his role in the Andrew Symonds ‘Monkeygate’ scandal,”
The ‘Herald Sun’s’ Malcom Conn wrote in a column titled ‘Sachin’s Sin City’. The writer goes on to state that the ‘Monkeygate’ scandal will forever haunt Tendulkar. “…despite the unparalleled greatness of his achievements, 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,” he claimed.