Aussie whinging not acceptable: Bhajji

Published on Nov 08, 2004 04:40 PM IST

"When we go to Australia, we never complain about the Perth pitch. Or if we are in England, we don't cry about the seaming conditions," the off-spinner said.

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India's ace off-spinner Harbhajan Singh is livid over all the talk about the Wankhede track and the whinging by the Australians ever since they lost the fourth and final cricket Test in Mumbai.

"I wonder if they had still whined if Australia, and not India, had won the Mumbai Test," Harbhajan said on phone from Mumbai where he helped skittle out Australia for only 93 runs last week and script a 13-run win for India.

With the track continuing to draw flak from past and present Australian cricketers, including captain Ricky Ponting and former batsman Mark Waugh, Harbhajan says enough is enough.

"When we go to Australia, we never complain about the Perth pitch. Or if we are in England, we don't cry from the rooftop about the grassy and seaming conditions. So why now this outcry?" retorted Harbhajan in his inimitable style.

Harbhajan, who took 21 wickets from three Tests in the series, including the match-winning 5 for 29 as Australians failed to chase a meagre 107 for win, said Mumbai has always provided a pitch where the ball grips the surface and offers bounce.

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