Clarke wants to avoid mistakes made during 'monkeygate'

Updated: 11 June 2011 13:26 IST

One of the central figures of the 2008 monkeygate scandal involving Harbhajan Singh and Andrew Symonds, Australian captain Michael Clarke now wishes he had not made the mistakes which aggravated tensions between his side and the visiting Indians.

Clarke wants to avoid mistakes made during 'monkeygate'
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Melbourne:

One of the central figures of the 2008 monkeygate scandal involving Harbhajan Singh and Andrew Symonds, Australian captain Michael Clarke now wishes he had not made the mistakes which aggravated tensions between his side and the visiting Indians.

Clarke was caught at slip off his glove during the match but didn't walk and was eventually ruled not out during the tense win over India which became infamous for the racism row that erupted between Symonds and Harbhajan after the former accused the latter of calling him a monkey.

Harbhajan was eventually cleared of the racial abuse charges and Clarke was among the players criticised for their role during the match.

"There are certain players in both teams who look back on what happened there and wish it didn't happen," Clarke told 'The Daily Telegraph'.

"But you learn from that.

Topics : Cricket Andrew Symonds Harbhajan Singh Michael Clarke Australia
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