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Monkey vs. Maa Ki

Posted by livin on January 30, 2008

Tests are over and the controversy too has ended. But the end to the battle off-field has been really tame. The whole thing has been reduced to the muscle power of money and power. Well, it’s good for all that the racist banner has been lifted off Bhajji but I am not convinced by the way it has ended.

The whole thing has been settled by:

1. Bhajji denying completely saying the Monkey and instead agreeing that he said “Teri Maa Ki”.

2. Symonds not remembering the exact words that Bhajji said.

3. Bindra going to watch the last test match and holding talks with CA to sort out matters.

4. Sachin and Ponting writing to the judge, urging him to reduce Harbhajan’s charges to that of using offensive language.

5. Withdrawing charges against Hogg by Indian Team.

6. Biggest of all-> BCCI holding ICC to the ransom. Remove racist tag else tour is canceled.

The main objection to this is:

Why this “Teri Maa Ki” thing came only in this hearing. Why it was not brought up in the first hearing itself. Why did Bhajji had to go thru the charges and the ban and then admitting that he said “Teri Maa Ki”.

Earlier, Bhajji had maintained a stand that he said nothing of the sort. But now what started as the internet joke reached them, this has been brought up as the main defence. I bet to anyone of the foreign language “Maa Ki” and “Monkey” wud sound pretty similar…

This shows 2 things:

1. Bhajji did say something resembling “Maa Ki” or “Monkey”. Because now he agrees saying “Maa Ki”

2. He didn’t say “Maa Ki” but “Monkey” because he didnt claim it in the first hearing.

and Moreover, if he wud have said “Maa Ki”, he wud have said “Teri Maa Di” and not “Teri Maa Ki”, because he’s punjab ka puttar and no self respecting punjabi wud abuse in any other language than Punjabi… ! It’s just because be it a person of any origin/nationality, whatever language he may speak, but while abusing… since it is instinctive..comes naturally in the mother tongue…

Well, I hold nothing against anyone.. but just logically speculating and guessing that what exactly did Bhajji say?

Coming to the Racism…I dont know what the term “Racist” means but Indian system is well known for their Caste System, Quota Reservations and lot more social stigmas…

Anyway, All well that ends well. It has certainly ended in good for all especially Bhajji, BCCI, CA and ICC. What about “Justice or Truth or Morals or Ethics”.. well, that is an endless debate especially considering that Aussies are the Masters of this game… sledging… no, Cricket I mean… !!!

Disclaimer: This piece of writing is not intended to hurts any body’s sentiments. The author apologizes in advance for any such eventuality.

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4 Responses to “Monkey vs. Maa Ki”

  1. Aman said

    Humour and Logic when combined into one thing…makes the typical masala for the public….well written..buddy..keep it up..

  2. vineet said

    Humorous, liked it !!!!

  3. kamal said

    I don’t know about what bhajji said and i don’t care what he said. But you missed a point here šŸ˜‰
    As per what i got from some articles, Sachin knew what bhajji said. Infact he told media that bhajji didn’t say anything that can be considered racist.

    The larger issue is that news channels should have handled this better. In fact i pray that in my lifetime i see Indian media doing better.

    Also, Indian public should not react in a manner that they do after reading the joke mentioning Symonds as a monkey. I love Symonds as a player. The previous sentence is based on his performance in the recent test matches and my limited knowledge of cricket but it’s on a serious note.

    P.S: Last but not the least, the abusive language Harbhazan used is common but not acceptable to me. I may have 100s of men around me using the same language but i still don’t grant them approval. They all are at fault and hopefully they would improve one day.

    Copyright: This viewpoint is mine and i have every right to hold it.

  4. raman said

    well it doesnt matter wat bhajji-singh said..the bottomline is he used abusive language and gud tht he was banned..Gr8 decision to ban him

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