10 Sep 2009

Harbhajan courts more controversy after camera punch

6:32 am on 10 September 2009

The Indian bowler Harbhajan Singh has spun his way into fresh controversy forr angrily punching a hand-held television camera after the cameraman brushed against him while filming.

Indian television channels showed 29-year-old Harbhajan hit the camera after the cameraman pushed forward while the player was retrieving luggage from a car at Bangalore airport.

India's second most successful bowler was the central figure in two on-pitch rows in the last two years.

Last year he was initially found guilty of racially abusing Australian all rounder Andrew Symonds before the charge was downgraded on appeal to using abusive language.

And a few months later he was suspended for slapping bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth during a domestic Twenty20 league match.