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Friday, Aug 23, 2019

Current Australian side weakest, don’t know their cricketers: Harbhajan Singh

Harbhajan Singh said the current Australian side will lose by a big margin in the upcoming four-Test series against India

cricket Updated: Feb 21, 2017 22:22 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Harbhajan Singh has tipped Virat Kohli-led India to win by a big margin against Australia in the upcoming four-Test series.
Harbhajan Singh has tipped Virat Kohli-led India to win by a big margin against Australia in the upcoming four-Test series.(PTI)

Harbhajan Singh, architect of many wins over Australia, has dismissed the current side from Down Under which is set to play a four-Test series against Indian cricket team, starting on Thursday.

“This is the weakest Aussie side. There are no Waughs, no Gilchrist, no Hayden or Ponting and McGrath. That was the champion team who dominated the world, won three World Cups,” the 36-year-old Harbhajan said at the inaugural session of sports literary festival Xolo SporTale.

“That Australia in the past had 11 champion players. Everyone had the ability to take on the opposition and win matches from difficult situations.”

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Harbhajan even went on to say that apart from a couple of names he doesn’t even know most the cricketers from the current Australian side.

“This is a namesake Aussie side. Apart from Steve Smith and David Warner, I don’t even know any other cricketer. They have four spinners in the side considering they came to play in India and if they play bad, they will lose 4-0,” he said.

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While talking about comparison between Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli, Harbhajan said they played in different eras and faced different bowlers and comparison would be unfair.

“Still I will place Sachin Tendulkar higher than Kohli because the kind of bowlers he faced were better than what they are now,” said Harbhajan and mentioned that the standard of bowling has fallen over the years.

First Published: Feb 21, 2017 22:22 IST

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