Holier-than-thou Indians are sinners too
By WWOS staff
Thursday, January 10, 2008

India's cricketers and media have lambasted Australia for unsportsman-like behaviour during the second Test in Sydney.

Andrew Symonds was singled out for particular attention after he refused to walk after clearly nicking one behind, despite later admitting that he was out.

But it seems there's hypocrisy afoot — during India's sixth one-day match against England in Jamshedpur in 2006, Indian bowler Harbhajan Singh refused to walk when clearly clean bowled by Kevin Pietersen.

When Pietersen enquired about Harbhajan's failure to walk, the spinner fired back a couple of choice words, before finally leaving the field. Warning: strong language.

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Much has also been made of Australia's unnecessary appeals in the field, but the Indians too have been guilty of this sin.

When India played England in the first test at Lord's last year, wicket keeper Mahendra Dhoni attempted to claim Kevin Pietersen's scalp, despite clearly dropping the catch.

Pietersen initially walked, but came back to the field when it became clear from replays that Dhoni had falsley claimed the catch.

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And who could forget former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar's refusal to leave the crease after being given out LBW to legendary Australian paceman Dennis Lillee in the third test of 1981?

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