A day after claiming that it was "more than just a slap" by Harbhajan Singh that reduced him to tears, pacer S Sreesanth on Sunday said he was trying to keep the memories of the "slugfest" out of his mind and focus on his game.
"I am yet to read the newspapers and at the moment I am only concentrating on my game," Sreesanth said hours before his team Kings XI Punjab's Indian Premier League match against Delhi Daredevils in Mohali on Sunday.
Just after the "ugly" incident, Sreesanth tried to play down the alleged slapping of him by Harbhajan in an IPL match on Friday, but the Kerala pacer later did a volte-face and had claimed that the Mumbai Indians' stand-in captain had indulged in a slugfest with him .
The provocation, reportedly, was Sreesanth saying "hard luck" to Harbhajan after Kings XI beat the Mumbai team.
"It was more than a slap, it was like a slugfest. I never expected this reaction from him, I was very surprised," he had told Asianet News last night.
Harbhajan now faces a disciplinary hearing in New Delhi on Monday and if found guilty, the temperamental tweaker could face a minimum ban of five Tests or 10 ODIs.