CHANDIGARH: A day after reports claimed that Sachin Tendulkar helped Andrew Symonds and Harbhajan Singh bury the hatchet of the Sydney Test racial row scandal to become friends, the Indian off-spinner today described the Australian all-rounder a "great guy".

Harbhajan also blamed the media for making a mountain out of a mole hill by projecting the two as foes.

"We are playing together for Mumbai. He is a great guy and is enjoying his moment," Harbhajan said about his Mumbai Indians IPL teammate Symonds here.

Three years of seething animosity triggered by the "Monkeygate" scandal of the 2008 Sydney Test has ended thanks to the Indian Premier League, with both the feisty players forming a bond at Mumbai Indians playing environment, 'The Australian' reported yesterday.

When Harbhajan was asked about the newspaper report, he said, "We have always been friends.

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