Originally posted by Jimi
Too bad Harbhajan didn't mention it to the umpires at that time. Or to Symonds when Symonds immediately said "Thats the second time you have called me a monkey". Or in reply to Hayden when he spoke to him moments after. It also a shame he didn't mention it to the Procter inquiry. What a shame he didn't mention until after he had had a long chat with his lawyers and bought it up to Indian officials.
I suppose its a matter of what you believe.
That guy isn't fluent in English. The full sentence which led to the misunderstanding is "maadarchod, tere maa ki..."
"Maa ki" is a corruption of "mother's c/unt" and I admit that it does sound like "monkey" to someone who doesn't know the language.
Add to that the fact that he is a Sikh or what we locals call a sardarji. These people are not known to be exactly bright in India, and we have countless "sardarji jokes" about them. Type out "sardarji jokes" in Google and see how many hits you get. Indian Sikh males are the equivalent of Caucasian blonde females. Dumb. Most of them join the army.
The easiest way to get under a sardarji's skin is not by chanting "Harbhajan is a wanker" from the stands because he wont know what a "wanker" is.
Call him "Baaraa Bajay" (meaning 12 o'clock) and see what happens.
He'll go crazy.
Check out further on Google about why Sikhs dont like to be called "12 o'clock."
Believe me, Harbhajan is the sort that worships monkeys, not someone who looks down on them.