Wait for my book to read all about `Monkeygate`, says Kumble
Bangalore: Former captain Anil Kumble on Friday 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.
"Lot of things have been said since then. It`s 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 told mediapersons today.
Australian cricketers and administrators over the years have taken a swipe at Indian cricketers and administrations in their autobiographies.
Mathew Hayden who 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 as "suffering from green trackitis".
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 bad idea to write a book since he has now decided that he won`t 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 the book to come out," Kumble said.
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