Indian veteran off-spinner, Harbhajan Singh reckons that the rank tuners don’t have the fun which a bowler gets on the challenging tracks.
Indian ace spinner, Ravichandran Ashwin had conceded 167 runs by taking only two scalps in 46 overs in the first Test against England, Harbhajan termed it as “one off day”.
Talking about India’s bowling performance in the first innings at Rajkot, Bhaji said, “Mazaa toh tab hain jab wickets challenging ho (It’s fun when the track throws up the challenge for the bowlers). You have to be consistent with your lines and try different things. You have to toil to get wickets and that brings to the fore your skills as a bowler.”
Harbhajan gave a sufficient credit to the English batsmen as well, he said, “Root, Stokes, and Moeen are all good players. While they are a young team they have batted well in the Test match so far. But it is still early days. You can’t write off Indian bowlers. It’s one off thing and I am backing both Ashwin and Jadeja to come good in the second innings.”
He further added about the ongoing test series, “Ashwin is a very capable bowler. I expect him to get a lot of wickets. I am expecting India to win at least 3-0.”
After became a proud Father Indian turbanator has taken a sufficient amount of break from cricket, as he was taking care of his family in the United Kingdom but he is looking forward to playing in Ranji Trophy for Punjab in the upcoming game gainst Tamil Nadu in Nagpur.
Talking about his preparations, Bhajji said, “I will be playing Punjab’s next Ranji Trophy game against Tamil Nadu from November 21st. If you would ask me if I am ready for international cricket I would say ‘no’ but post November 21, once I am back in the field, I would consider myself ready for any type of challenge.”
Harbhajan concluded by expressing the feeling of becoming a father, “My daughter has been the greatest gift of my life. Now I don’t need to look at anything else. World Cups, Test series wins, these are nothing compared to the joys of fatherhood.”