Harbhajan Singh has questioned Andrew Symonds’ claim that he “broke down crying” when the pair finally made up three years after the infamous “monkeygate” scandal in 2008. However, in a riposte on Twitter, Harbhajan dismissed the claim outright.
“Apologize? For what?” he wrote on his twitter handle.
According to Symonds’ version of events, Harbhajan approached Symonds at a social event during the IPL.
“We go to a very wealthy man’s place for a barbecue, drinks and dinner one night and the whole team’s there and he had guests there, and Harbhajan said ‘mate, can I speak to you for a minute out in the garden out the front’,” Symonds said.
“He goes, ‘look, I’ve got to say sorry to you for what I did to you in Sydney. I apologise, I hope I didn’t cause you, your family, your friends too much harm and I really apologise for what I said, I shouldn’t have said it’.
“And he actually broke down crying, and I could just see that was a huge weight off his shoulders, he had to get rid of it. We shook hands and I gave him a hug and said: ‘Mate, it’s all good. It’s dealt with’.”