India’s tour of Australia in 2008 was rocked by the notorious Monkeygate scandal, an episode which strained the connection between the 2 nations. Ricky Ponting, who was the captain of the Australian crew, has shared his expertise through which he has confessed that the sequence of occasions which adopted was the bottom point of his captaincy stint.
“We all felt let down by the end result (of the the Monkeygate controversy). The fact that it got in the way of the way we played our cricket for the next Test match was probably the most disappointing thing,” Ponting instructed on the sky sports activities podcast.
“So we go over there and India at Perth is game we expect to win and then we lost the match and after that the next few days things just got worse and worse,” he went on so as to add.
The proper-hander confessed that it was the bottom point in his captaincy as he was not in full management of what occurred during the complete episode.
“Monkeygate was probably the lowest (point in career as captain). Losing the 2005 Ashes series was tough but I was in full control of that. But I wasn’t in full control of what happened during the Monkeygate thing.”
“It was a low point and also because it dragged on for so long. I remember coming off the ground during the Adelaide Test match and speaking to Cricket Australia officials about the case because the hearing was at the end of the Adelaide Test match.”
Ponting has already stated that he had cleared any remaining pressure with Sachin Tendulkar, Harbhajan Singh and Anil Kumble during his IPL stint with the Mumbai Indians.