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Bhajji is one of the most difficult bowlers I've faced: Clarke

He might be struggling for form right now, but Australian vice-captain Michael Clarke considers Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh one of the most difficult bowlers to face in international cricket.

cricket Updated: Feb 13, 2010 12:13 IST

He might be struggling for form right now, but Australian vice-captain Michael Clarke considers Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh one of the most difficult bowlers to face in international cricket.

"Harbhajan is a great competitor who loves playing and bowling against Australia. Not only does Harbhajan spin the ball a long way, he gets more bounce than any other spinner I have faced," Clarke told 'Fox Sports

Harbhajan is struggling for form in the ongoing Test series against South Africa on home turf but Clarke rates him alongside Sri Lankan spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan and retired Aussie legend Shane Warne.

"All you have to do is look at Murali's record. Apart from Shane Warne, he is the best spinner in the world," he said.

Clarke's list of top five international bowlers also includes England's talismanic all-rounder Andrew Flintoff and South African pacer Dale Steyn, who currently tops the ICC rankings.

"Freddie is the perfect illustration of statistics not always supporting the ability and class of a bowler. Freddie was quick, real quick, and moved the ball. His two greatest strengths were his speed and accuracy."