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Mouth before wicket

india Updated: Oct 26, 2008 20:32 IST
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Mouth before wicket

Love means not having to say sorry. But then, Adam Gilchrist and Sachin Tendulkar have never really been bumchums. The retired Aussie wicketkeeper has clarified to the highest Test run-getter that he was misquoted by the media who ran two sentences from four pages of his upcoming book, True Colours. Does that mean Gilchrist will be now donning political gloves — as being ‘misquoted’ is a standard habit among politicos the world over?

Gilchrist had hinted that Tendulkar was a “sore loser”. He also questioned the honesty of the Indian in the context of the Harbhajan Singh-Andrew Symonds ‘monkey/maa ki’ row that erupted earlier this year. Gilchrist says that at the hearing, Tendulkar had first mentioned that he was too far away to catch what Bhajji was saying, subsequently changing it to saying that Singh had spoken something in Hindi. Unless Tendulkar was in the realm of quantum physics, he couldn’t have not heard and heard at the same time.

Our only query: what will Tendulkar leak to the media so as to make his memoirs a runaway bestseller?

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