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Slapgate Verdict : Bhajji guilty

Slapgate Verdict : Bhajji guilty
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New Delhi (PTI): Justice (retd) Sudhir Nanavati, who headed the 'slapgate' inquiry, on Friday contradicted S Sreesanth's claim that he was elbowed by...

baj2New Delhi (PTI): Justice (retd) Sudhir Nanavati, who headed the 'slapgate' inquiry, on Friday contradicted S Sreesanth's claim that he was elbowed by Harbhajan Singh in the 2008 IPL incident, saying the pacer was indeed slapped by his then India teammate.

Nanavati said there was no provocation from Sreesanth's part and Harbhajan tried to slap him for the second time but was restrained by security guards. "In the video footage, I have seen Harbhajan use the backside of his right palm to give him (Sreesanth) a slap on the right side of his face. It was clear cut, it was there to be seen in the video footage," said Nanavati.

"He (Harbhajan) had admitted it before me, yes slap was given. My first reaction after seeing the video footage in the BCCI office was that I was shocked and surprised.

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