Sunday, 13 March 2016

Decision on Harbhajan

Droping of racism charges against Harbhajan is absolutely just. Otherwise he would have to live with bad memories and a tag of being abusive all his life. Slurring is common with Australian and they should have accepted the same behavior from the opponent. In India, we see monkey as our ancestors and often call our own children monkey by love. If calling monkey is racism, half of Indian population would land up in jail. We must admit that the decision is fair and right in the interest of the game. We must welcome the decision. The Indian team should give full support to Harbhajan and the hard stance of the team to push BCCI to take hard decision to back the team, considering how BCCI has never backed the players in the past.

(This letter published in Mail Today on January 31, 2008.)