Slapgate: Raging Sreesanth raises social media storm over Kohli-Gambhir spat
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India and Rajasthan Royals fast bowler Sreesanth on Friday vented his frustration over a media report that compared Thursday's spat between Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir with what reportedly took place on April 26, 2008.
Sreesanth made a series of revelations on the 2008 incident on his twitter page today, creating a fresh controversy in the IPL.
Sreesanth, who was reportedly slapped by Harbhajan Singh during the inaugural season of the IPL, five years ago, claimed he was never actually slapped but elbowed in the incident in which Harbhajan Singh ''completely lost his control".
''Bhajji never slapped me... all I did is play the game the way I had all my life... he lost it badly... being the captain of MUMBAI he Lost it,'' tweets Sreesanth.
The Royals bowler's remarks came following an ugly confrontation between Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir and his Royal Challengers counterpart Virat Kohli, during a match in Bangalore yesterday.
It was an incident that took everyone by surprise as Gambhir and Kohli have not only played together for the country but also for their state side Delhi, North Zone and same office side ONGC.
Sreesanth said it was 'disgusting' that everyone still blamed him for the 'slapgate' incident and urged people to watch the video to know the 'real truth'.
Disgusting… Every one blaming me Nd always writing and talking about slap gate?? it really s**#s... the truth is in the video ... which is with ipl... that's all I can say... u should get hold of the video... then u will know the truth... what he did was completely out of control, he wrote in a series of expletives-laden tweets.
Sreesanth also alleged that the entire incident was planned.
''I want the world to c it... When I went to shake hands after the match... he lost it... he had already planned to hit me (elbow me) all his anger, '' he added.