Sree's 'hard luck' remark irked Bhajji

Updated: 26 April 2008 13:34 IST

Sreesanth wept on the field after Harbhajan Singh slapped him on Friday night during an IPL match.

Sree's 'hard luck' remark irked Bhajji

New Delhi:

Sreesanth wept on the field after Harbhajan Singh slapped him on Friday night during an IPL match.

It all happened after Kings XI Punjab won their first match of the DLF Indian Premier League beating the Mumbai Indians.

Viewers were left puzzled when they saw Sreesanth weeping copiously and being comforted by his teammates.

At first it seemed he was overcome with emotion after his team's victory. But it now turns out that Harbhajan had slapped Sreesanth.

He later apologised. Yuvraj Singh confirmed at the post-match press conference that it was an ugly incident off camera.

Reports suggest Sreesanth had said, "hard luck" and this provoked Harbhajan.

Harbhajan Singh took a defensive stand and refused to answer any question related with the incident.

"I'm here to talk cricket, I'm here only to talk cricket," said Harbhajan at the press conference.

Sreesanth just wants to let bygones be bygones and has moved on. He seemed keen on underplaying the unpleasant exchange with his Indian teammate.

"I won't really call it a slap, more like the handshake was in the wrong place. I told him, I'm OK with it, I'm fine with it. Maybe, next time I meet him in Mumbai, I'll give it back on the field," said Sreesanth, Member, Kings XI Punjab.

On their part, IPL have asked their players not to speak to the media about the Harbhajan-Sreesanth row.



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