Regular readers will know that I have mixed feelings about Andrew Symonds: I defended Indian crowds when they brought out their finest monkey impressions last summer (and their being Indian, the impressions were fairly spot-on). But then, during the much-ado with Harbhajan in Sydney, I felt that Symonds deserved the support he got from his captain.
This latest episode, however, I cannot forgive. First of all, he chose to spar with my latest Indian idol, Ishant Sharma. And second of all, it’s one time too many for me. Looking at the video, I cannot tell if Sharma starts the dialogue, but it certainly looks like Symonds chooses some fighting words in response. (We all recall what he did when Sreesanth celebrated a tad too brightly in the Future Cup series.)
So, a word to Symonds: when you are dismissed, let it go and walk back to the pavilion. [See below.]