Well.... slowly the real story is emerging and we now know who the real culprit is. To say the least, I am shocked at the way the "Champion players" have taken a false stand to implicate an individual who can get on people's nerves.
With Symonds acting as a victim when he should really be tried as a culprit opens the door to the ugly image of the Australian cricketers. They really have done a big dis-service to the world of Cricket by going the full length in this probe even when highly reputed names like Tendulkar and Kumble urged them to settle the issue outside the court.
Ponting and Hayden have once again shown that they are the bad boys of international cricket and Clarke has shown that he is the rock star in making who is being given lessons in being a brat by his more reputed seniors.
As for Symonds, I feel sorry for this chap. If he thinks that there no place for friendly banter in Cricket, then I think he is really playing the wrong sport. He should infact be in Aussie rules football. No wonder I have never seen him smile to any opposition player, even after a match. And after this episode, I will not hesitate to brand him a "LIAR" and also would like to point out that he seems to be an insecure individual. Insecure about the colour of his skin and probably thinks that anyone taking a dig at him is probably talking about his skin colour.
He has also shown that he likes poking his nose into other people's affairs and that, in my view, is a totally disgusting personal attrubute. Its a pity that the Indian team management has not decided to file a defamation case against the concerned individual as this would certainly teach them a fitting lesson.
And as for their anger over Bhajji being handed out a lighter sentence, probably they should realise that "What goes around, comes around". All these years, the Aussie's have been getting away with gross voilations of the "Spirit of the game", and now its their turn to face the music.