Melbourne, Nov 11 (UNI) Recalling the fateful Sydney Test against India in his autobiography 'Roy on the rise - A yearn of living dangerously', all-rounder Andrew Symonds said he felt Harbhajan Singh's behaviour had ''changed dramatically'' after the incident.
''It is a matter of record what went on from there. I can only add that I thought Harbhajan's demeanour changed dramatically after the incident, as if he knew he had crossed the line,'' Symonds said.
The all-rounder said he felt that Harbhajan had realised his mistake after the Indian offie uttered what sounded like 'monkey' to him.
''We were just back from tea and Harbhajan had brought up his 50. He was at the non striker's end, hitting a single off Binga (Brett Lee) and gave him a tap on the backside with his hand. I jumped and told him he needn't bother getting 'palsy-walsy' just because he was making a few runs,'' Symonds wrote.
''He didn't appreciate my language and we kept up the exchange at the end of the over as we were moving into positions. He called me over and when I got a bit closer I heard what sounded to me like 'monkey' being thrown in my direction - not once but twice,'' he said.
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