Adam Gilchrist, who created a huge controversy questioning Sachin Tendulkar's deposition backing Harbhajan Singh in the 'Monkeygate" scandal, on Friday spoke to the batting great anclarified his remarks in his forthcoming book.
Though Sachin Tendulkar himself refused to comment on the issue at a function in Pune, television channels reported that Gilchrist called him to say that the media had misquoted him.
Gilchrist said his statement was taken out of context and then blown out of proportion. He said he had written four pages on the incident in his autobiography 'True Colours' but the media chose to quote just two sentences.
The former Australian vice-captain also said that he would clarify his side of the story in an article to be published on Saturday.
Gilchrist's remarks prompted angry reactions from the cricket establishement in India with former players and administrators who described the remarks as "unfortunate and uncalled for" and said it was it was only a publicity gimmick.