Bros… They fight and then they make up. While some fights are short-lived and can be overcome over a couple of cold ones, some are rather ghastly and leave a scar on the relationship. It may last for years, sometimes even decades but if they are true to their friendship, things do end on a happy note.
Such is the case with the two Indian bowlers who used to be best buddies before one day, India's top spinner Harbhajan Singh decided to get one across S Sreesanth's face after the end of an Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP).
More than a decade ago, during IPL's 2008 series, Singh's Mumbai Indians were going through a bad run and were on a losing streak. Things were hostile inside the locker room and the frustration showed on the faces and in the actions of the team members. So, when the then 24-year-old Sreesanth led Punjab to victory against Singh's MI, the Kerala-born pacer ended up with a red face and tears in his eyes. Why, you ask?
Well, because after an over enthusiastic Sreesanth, who was known for mocking the batsmen after he got them out, did the same to Bhajji's men, Singh ended up slapping his fellow Man in Blue. Of course, we are going on the words of the people who witnessed this live, as there is no footage of the incident taking place.
However, 11 years later, in an interview with BehindWoods Air, Singh has finally given his apology in front of everyone and believes that it should not have happened.
“Whatever happened with Sreesanth.. me and him on the field… a lot of people talk about that incident now. If I have to go back and rectify something in my life, I would correct that. I shouldn't have done that,” he said.
Now it is up to Sreesanth, who has been desperate to get another chance of playing with Team India after being accused of match fixing, to let go of the incident and forgive Bhajji. Could this be the beginning of another bromance? After all, time heals all wounds.