LLC 2022: Harbhajan Singh, Sreesanth pose together at Eden Gardens after India Maharajas' win over World Giants

India Maharajas handed a six-wicket defeat to the World Giants in the LLC 2022 exhibition match.

India Maharajas players with Muttiah Muralitharan
India Maharajas players with Muttiah Muralitharan (Photo Source: Twitter)
Karthik Nair

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They might have retired from international cricket, but the duo of veteran spinner Harbhajan Singh and fast bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth were seen together on the cricket field during the just-concluded Legends League Cricket match between the India Maharajas and the World Giants at the iconic Eden Gardens on Friday, September 16.

Harbhajan and Sreesanth, who were playing for the India Maharajas in the special match, decided to make this occasion memorable as they posed for a photograph after the conclusion of the game that saw the Maharajas come out on top by six wickets courtesy of blistering half-centuries from Yusuf Pathan and Tanmay Srivastava. 

A contrasting day on the field for Harbhajan and Sreesanth

The LLC 2022 exhibition match saw some good performances from both the teams. Harbhajan Singh, who captained the Maharajas, finished with figures of 1/21 from his four overs at an economy of 5.25. He picked up the wicket of his opposite number Jacques Kallis. Sreesanth, on the other hand, had a day to forget as he went wicketless, conceding 46 runs from his three overs at an economy of 15.33. 

Moreover, this reunion between the legendary offie as well as the Kerala pacer showed that all is well between the two and that they have indeed come a long way after that controversial 'slapgate' scandal during the inaugural edition of the IPL in the summer of 2008.

Harbhajan had allegedly slapped Sreesanth during a league match between the Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) and the latter was seen crying bitterly after Punjab's hard-fough win over Mumbai. 

The off-spinner had to face the consequences for his actions as he was banned from the remainder of the tournament that year and was reportedly not paid his tournament amount. He also missed a few international matches as well, including the 2008 edition of the Asia Cup in Pakistan.