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newscricket10 months ago

We had a great chance of winning the Sydney Test in 2008 if not for umpiring errors, opines VVS Laxman

VVS Laxman, who was part of the playing team in the 2008 Sydney Test, has opined that they had a great chance of winning the Test match if not for all the wrong decisions. While stating that the Monkeygate issue was blown out of proportion, he credited Kumble and BCCI for taking the right decision.
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newscricket10 months ago

IND vs AUS | Shane Warne calls for Travis Head’s axing; wants Warner and Harris to open

Fox commentator Shane Warne has named his preferred Australian XI for the third Test at the SCG and has hoped for the Aussies to axe ‘future captain’ Travis Head, while including Marcus Harris. Andrew Symonds, meanwhile, claimed that he expects young Will Pucovski to make his Test debut.
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newscricket10 months ago

IND vs AUS | India are ‘trying their best’ to avoid playing at the Gabba, quips Brad Haddin

Former Aussie cricketer Brad Haddin gave his thoughts on India reportedly wanting to play the last two Tests at the SCG due to bubble-fatigue and claimed that the visitors are ‘trying their best’ to avoid playing at the Gabba. The Gabba is Australia’s fortress, with them unbeaten there since 1988.
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newscricketa year ago

Steve Bucknor’s seven mistakes in Sydney Test was unbelievable and indigestible, lambasts Irfan Pathan

After Bucknor came out and admitted his mistakes in the Sydney Test, Irfan Pathan has lambasted the Caribbean umpire for his seven mistakes, calling it ‘unbelievable and indigestible.’ The all-rounder also revealed that the decisions did not just affect the team but also affected the expecting fans.
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newscricketa year ago

Made two mistakes in the 2008 Sydney Test which cost India, admits Steve Bucknor

Looking back at the 2008 Sydney Test, Steve Bucknor has finally admitted that his twin mistakes during the proceedings cost India the Sydney Test. First, he allowed Andrew Symonds to getaway on 30 against Ishant Sharma before he gave Rahul Dravid out in a controversial circumstance.
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newscricketa year ago

Ricky Ponting behaved like umpire in 2008 Sydney Test, claims Harbhajan Singh

Harbhajan Singh has revealed that in the infamous 2008 Sydney Test, he felt Ricky Ponting was taking the shots and pronouncing the verdict like an umpire. Harbhajan also added that none of the players barring him and Andrew Symonds knew what completely went on in the 'Monkeygate' scandal.
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newscricketa year ago

Andrew Symonds didn’t want to participate in IPL because of monkeygate incident, reveals Neil Maxwell

Neil Maxwell has revealed that back in 2008, Andrew Symonds did not want to participate in the Indian Premier League because of the infamous feud between him and Harbhajan Singh. He also stated how he had to work out with the Australian national team to find a common ground between players and IPL.
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featurecricketa year ago

The ‘Monkeygate’ scandal explained

The 2nd Test between Australia and India in Sydney 2008, till date, remains as one of the most controversial, scarred games in Test history, due to the atrocity of umpiring that was seen in the match. However, there was a bigger controversy that overshadowed everything else - The Monkeygate scandal.
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newscricket2 years ago

Monkeygate played a hand in Australia’s Perth defeat in 2008, reveals Ricky Ponting

Ricky Ponting, under the leadership of who the Monkeygate involving Harbhajan Singh and Andrew Symonds broke out, has revealed the scandal mentally affected the Aussie players and believes it also had an effect on the team’s performance. Ponting described the scandal as a ‘low point’ in his career.
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newscricket2 years ago

Bushfire Bash raises nearly 8 million in successful charity match

The legends turned it on, fans came in droves, and the Bushfire Cricket Bash in Melbourne was a grand success, raising more than $7.7m for the communities devastated by the bushfires. In the end, it was the Ricky Ponting XI that triumphed over the Adam Gilchrist XI, by a solitary run.
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