January 10, 2008

Harbhajan, cont'd

A link to an analysis of the tumultuous events of the Sydney Test

I was planning to write a follow-up post on the Symonds affair after Procter sentenced Harbhajan, when I came across what must be the definitive Indian take on the matter. A blogger called 'strangelove' has posted an exhaustive account of the Sydney Test on Prem Panicker's blog, Smoke Signals, which all of us should read to know what to think. He is withering about aspects of Australian behaviour without demonizing the Australians, he points out the infirmities in Procter's verdict without trivializing the alleged offence and he is particularly good on why Bucknor needed to go. 'strangelove' offers us a sane and morally defensible position on the controversies of this strange match. The post is titled 'The Most Discussable Match' and you can read it here

Mukul Kesavan is a writer based in New Delhi

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