Rival captains Mahendra Singh Dhoni of India and Michael Clarke of Australia may have their hands full trying to keep frayed tempers in check during a potentially explosive World Cup semi-final on Thursday.
The furore over the infamous 'Monkeygate' episode refuses to die with former Australian captain Allan Border now saying that Cricket Australia should have called "India's bluff" instead of letting its own players down.
Prime witness to one of the biggest controversies that rocked Indian cricket, Sachin Tendulkar has finally spoken about the anger and sense of betrayal he felt during the 'Monkeygate scandal' in Australia, revealing that he took the lead in threatening a boycott of the tour at the peak of the furore.
Australia has finally started to get serious in its bid to win their first-ever World Twenty20 title even as the tournament prepares to start off with a bang with hosts Bangladesh taking on Afghanistan in the first game in Dhaka on Sunday, according to a report.
Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting feels lack of support from the cricket board (CA) to Andrew Symonds during the monkeygate episode was the reason behind the premature end to the mercurial allrounder`s career.
Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting feels country`s cricket board let him and the entire team down during the 2008 `Monkeygate` controversy, saying that CA officials acted as if the relationship with India mattered more than the national players.
Former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting assured on Sunday that the infamous ‘Monekygate’ episode won`t have an effect on the Mumbai Indians dressing room as he gears up to lead Mumbai Indians in the sixth edition of IPL.
Sachin Tendulkar and Andrew Symonds have come together to help a cricket fan achieve mission impossible of collecting the signatures of 40 players from Australia’s successful World Cup winning teams of 1987, 2003 and 2007.
Former Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds echoed ex-teammate Adam Gilchrist`s view, saying India have a good chance to score their first Test rubber win Down Under when they tour the country later this month.