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Kumble to tell all about 'Monkeygate'
Kumble to Tell All About 'Monkeygate', Former Captain Anil Kumble, Monkeygate Scandal. Former captain Anil Kumble declined to comment on Ricky Ponting's observation on Sachin Tendulkar's role in the 'Monkeygate' scandal, saying people should wait for his book to know his version of the incident.
It will be straight from the captain’s mouth, so to say.
Former captain Anil Kumble declined to comment on Ricky Ponting's observation on Sachin Tendulkar's role in the 'Monkeygate' scandal, saying people should wait for his book to know his version of the incident.
In his memoirs - titled The Close of Play, Ponting said he didn't understand why Tendulkar vouched for Harbhajan Singh during the appeal hearing but did not say anything when match referee Mike Procter initially suspended the spinner for passing allegedly racial comments at all-rounder Andrew Symonds.
"Lots of things have been said since then. It has been five years since that incident had happened (in Sydney). I don't want to comment on that now. It's important to move on. All of us have moved on. If you really want to know what happened, you have to wait for my book,"
Kumble, who was the Indian Test captain during that series, said.
Australian cricketers and administrators over the years have taken a swipe at Indian cricketers in their autobiographies.
Mathew Hayden had taken a dig at another Indian captain Sourav Ganguly for reportedly backing out of a Test match in Nagpur when the hosts were forced to play on a green top. Hayden had sarcastically termed Ganguly's backing out while Adam Gilchrist, in his book, had termed Tendulkar's evidence in the Monkeygate scandal a "joke" and had claimed that there were differences in his testimony.
Kumble feels that it's not a bad idea to write a book since he has now decided not to be part of cricket administration anymore.
"Now that I have announced that I am not going to be a part of administration, I also have the time to write a book and wait for it to come out," Kumble said.