Now behave son, Bishan Bedi to Monty Panesar
Indian spin legend Bishan Singh Bedi, who mentored Monty Panesar at the beginning of his international career, today called on the England spinner to "behave" after being fined for urinating on a nightclub's bouncers in an inebriated state.
"Very naughty MontyP!Never thoght U'd b so originaly adventuresome!I'd pardon yur 1st attempt at rediscovereing yurself Monty!Now behave Son!," tweeted Bedi, who had offered Panesar advice and guidance during his maiden tour of India in 2007.
Bedi had described Panesar as an excellent student of the game at that time. The latest incident happened at a nightclub in Brighton on Monday, just hours before England retained the Ashes at Old Trafford by drawing the third Test for which Panesar was included in the 14-man squad but not named in the playing XI. The 31-year-old left-arm spinner had been partying at the Shooshh club on Brighton's beachfront, which was hosting a Gay Pride event.
However, when a group of women complained he was hassling them, Panesar was asked to leave, the tabloid 'Sun' reported. Panesar, born to Indian parents, proceeded to the promenade above the club and relieved himself on the bouncers standing below.
The bouncers then chased Panesar until he was cornered in a nearby pizza parlour, according to a media report. The bouncers dragged Panesar back to the club and called the police. He was fined 90 pound sterling by the Sussex police.
Panesar later released a statement, through his spokesperson, offering an "unreserved apology" for his behaviour. "Monty would like to apologise unreservedly for any offence caused." The cricketer's spokesperson has since apologised on his behalf.