Yuzvendra Chahal revealed a few days ago the ill-treatment experience that he received from MI teammates back in 2011 in the hindsight of partying. This was the second horrifying treatment that the leggie has revealed when he was part of MI.
His recent revelations about the ill-treatment have brought limelight to another incident which he revealed months ago on the Royal Challengers podcast
Now reports have emerged that one of the players who was involved in the act will be holding talks with his employer.
Andrew Symonds and James Franklin had apparently drank too much ‘fruit juice’ during the partying. The two then tied up his hands and legs and taped the leg-spinner and left him in his room, only to be found by the cleaner of the room in the same state the next morning.
The incident has sent shockwaves throughout the cricketing fraternity and fans are demanding strict action against Andrew Symonds and James Franklin.
Franklin has been the coach of Durham since 2019 and has produced positive results over the years. The club has stated that they will be holding talks with Franklin over the recent allegations that have surfaced from the Indian leg-spinner.
“We are aware of recent news reports surrounding an incident in 2011 which name a member of our staff,” Durham said in a statement sent to ESPNcricinfo. “As with any matters involving employees, the club will speak privately with all parties involved to determine the facts.”
Trouble for James Franklin!
Considering that issues like racism have jolted Yorkshire’s and ECB’s reputation recently, Durham may take strict action against James Franklin after verifying the facts as stated by the Indian leg-spinner.
Even more surprising revelation was the absence of an apology from both Symonds and Franklin. The two instead blamed the juice for their harassing acts.
“No, they said when you drink so much juice you don’t remember stuff in the morning.” as revealed by Chahal when asked if the two apologized the next day. According to Chahal, the incident happened in 2011 during the partying after MI won the Champions League.
There seems to be no hiding in cricket, and for a good reason. In recent months, earlier wrongdoings have surfaced in the media such as the Azim Rafique racism case, Mark Boucher case and etc. Upon Chahal’s revelation about his dangling from the balcony of the 15th floor by the unnamed MI player, former coach Ravi Shastri called for a life ban on a similar offense.