The Mumbai Mirror awards
Another player in the awards game; the Mumbai paper outs its list.
Look before you leap award: Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh may be known for out-thinking batsmen on the cricket field, but after what he did this year, he will not be known for his great judgement off it. The Punjab bowler, incensed with coach Greg Chappell after the controversy that erupted during India’s tour of Zimbabwe, called a press conference in Jalandhar to give his views on how the new Indian coach had “double standards” and had created an atmosphere of “fear and insecurity” in the team. Bhajji was censured by the Punjab Cricket Board, and was in grave danger of losing his place in the side. He made amends with some great performances subsequently, and having learnt his lesson, doesn’t speak ill of Chappell anymore. At least in public.