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'Just think if Bhajji slapped a foreigner'

"We know what happened. The result was not the kind of thing we were expecting," the Kolkata IPL team member said in Kolkata at a programme to promote Australian Football League, reports Rajeeb Mukherjee.

cricket Updated: Apr 30, 2008 03:19 IST
Rajeeb Mukherjee

Harbhajan Singh's back in the news and if Ricky Ponting's available for a comment, it would be foolish to pass up the opportunity. For the Punter still seems a bit sore about Sydneygate.

"You make your own judgment," Ponting said when asked whether Australia got a raw deal in Sydney Test.

"We know what happened. The result was not the kind of thing we were expecting," the Kolkata IPL team member said in Kolkata at a programme to promote Australian Football League (AFL) in India.

Asked about Harbhajan slapping Sreesanth, Ponting, who's going home after Tuesday's tie, said: "What he (Harbhajan) did (slapping Sreesanth) was wrong. But at least it happened between two Indian players. Had it been between an Indian and a foreigner, the repercussions could have been worse."

Australia leave for the West Indies on May 10 and Ponting said, they would be getting about 20 days to get accustomed to the red cherry.

The first Test starts in Kingston from May 22. But he said he would be keeping tab on what's happening in the IPL.

"I have made a lot of friends here and will gather information from them as well as from my laptop."

Ponting also added that his father's wish got him to take up cricket.

"As a youngster, I used to play both AFL and cricket. But then a time came when I had to make a decision and my father felt I would do better at cricket."