Former India spinner Harbhajan Singh has backed left-arm wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav as the third spinner ahead of Axar Patel for the upcoming five-match Test series against England. According to Harbhajan, while Kuldeep has better skills and quality than Axar, the latter might get the preference on rank turners since he provides batting ability.
Former India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has backed the Indian management’s decision to play Dinesh Karthik ahead of Rishabh Pant in the crucial Asia Cup 2022 clash against Pakistan on Sunday (August 28). According to Harbhajan, it is imperative for the team to make the best use of DK’s sublime batting form.
Former India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has recalled an interesting incident pertaining to the late Shane Warne, who passed away of a heart attack earlier this month. Harbhajan said that he had a fanboy moment during the 2001 series against Australia at home when he claimed 32 wickets in three Tests. Warne could not do much with the ball during the series, which India famously won 2-1
Former India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh reckons that Virat Kohli is definitely feeling the pressure of all that he has gone through over the last few months. Kohli resigned from T20 and Test captaincy and, in between, he was sacked as ODI captain as the BCCI wanted only one captain for white-ball cricket. As a result, for the first time after many years, he stepped on to the field as a pure batter. According to Harbhajan, the controversy surrounding him and BCCI as well as his form definitely seems to have impacted him.
The three-match Test series between South Africa and India is currently tied 1-1. Experts gave India a great chance of winning their maiden Test series in South Africa during the second Test in Johannesburg. However, South Africa fought back from the defeat in Centurion to win at Wanderers and level the series. Proteas skipper Dean Elgar led from the front with an unbeaten 96 in a chase of 240.
Former India captain and BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has showered praises on Harbhajan Singh after the latter announced his retirement from all forms of the game on Friday. Harbhajan made his debut in 1998 and played his last game for India in 2016. During a stellar career, he claimed over 700 scalps across the three formats of the game.
Former Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has heaped praise on Ishan Kishan and Prithvi Shaw for their impressive knocks in the first ODI against Sri Lanka in Colombo, which the visitors won by 7 wickets on Sunday.
On expected lines, veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has pulled out of this year's Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) owing to 'personal reasons'. Harbhajan revealed that he has informed the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) management about the decision he has taken.
Former India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh enjoyed playing against the Australians. In the 2001 home series in particular he was all over the Aussies, finishing with 32 wickets in three Tests to almost single-handedly win the series for India. He was especially successful against Ricky Ponting, who couldn't score a run against Harbhajan and dashing wicket-keeper batsman Adam Gilchrist.