‘Never wrestle with a pig’ – Harbhajan Singh reacts after getting trolled for ‘wide controversy’
Harbhajan wrote that he isn't affected by all these trolls as he has learned the lesson of never wrestling with a pig.
Updated - Oct 16, 2020 4:43 pm
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) registered a clinical victory against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 20 runs on October 13 (Tuesday) at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. However, the match was marred with controversy. At the fag end of the game, the umpiring was again under scanner after the on-field umpire refrained himself from signaling a wide.
During the 19th over, Sunrisers needed 25 runs off the last 11 deliveries of the game. The pacer Shardul Thakur bowled a wide yorker and the on-strike batsman Rashid Khan failed to make any sort of connection with the ball. The ball seemed to have been outside the tramline. Thus, the umpire on-duty Paul Reiffel was preparing to outstretch his arms to signal the wide. However, he didn’t do so after the wicketkeeper MS Dhoni and bowler Shardul showed their disappointment.
This decision of Reiffel raised many eyebrows as people once again questioned the standards of umpiring. The SRH captain David Warner, who was sitting in the dug-out, didn’t seem a happy man either. The CSK skipper Dhoni was also trolled for influencing the decision made by the umpire.
Harbhajan Singh gives a fitting reply to the trollers
As the video was widely circulated, the veteran Indian bowler Harbhajan Singh, who had pulled out his name from the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League citing personal reasons, responded with laughing emojis, seeing the funnier side of what happened on the field.
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) October 14, 2020
However, the CSK fans weren’t happy with the reaction given by the former CSK player. Blowing the issue out of proportion, Harbhajan was trolled mercilessly on social media sites. Some had even slammed him for mocking the former Indian captain Dhoni.
After being subjected to hate and criticism, the legendary spinner finally reacted to the controversy by posting a cryptic tweet. Taking a dig at the people who had criticized him for his reaction to the ‘wide controversy’, Harbhajan wrote that he isn’t affected by all these trolls as he has learned the lesson of never wrestling with a pig.
The veteran tweeted, “I learned a long ago never to Wrestle with a pig…You get dirty, and beside, the pig likes it.”
I learned a long ago never to Wrestle with a pig….You get dirty, and beside, the pig likes it
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) October 16, 2020