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Top 5 Controversial Moments From India-Australia Rivalry

The India-Australia rivalry has been one of the most followed rivalries in world cricket. It started under Sourav Ganguly and Steve Waugh in the early 2000 and now the likes of Virat Kohli, Steve Smith and David Warner are keeping it going.

India are in Australia for yet another series down under and we look at the top 5 controversial moments from this epic rivalry. Meanwhile, the countdown has begun for the much-awaited Test series.

Top 5 controversial moments From India-Australia Rivalry:


5. The Monkeygate Scandal

India-Australia Rivalry
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This is perhaps the most memorable controversy from this epic rivalry. Harbhajan Singh and Andrew Symonds were at war against each other in the 2007-08 series. India were under the leadership of Anil Kumble back then. Symonds took the attack to the off-spinner in the Adelaide Test match.

At the end of one particular over, Harbhajan Singh said Teri Maa Ki to Symonds, which is a Hindi slang. Symonds misunderstood it as if Harbhajan has called him a monkey. This led to a big ruckus with the Indian team almost pulling out of the series. Meanwhile, India under MS Dhoni won the CB series which also included Sri Lanka as the third competing team.

Also Read: Harbhajan Singh Picks His Two India Openers For Test Series Against Australia

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