Harbhajan Singh is jealous of Ashwin, says Maninder Singh


New Delhi: Slamming Harbhajan Singh for his remark that India owes its success to spinning friendly pitches which he and Anil Kumble never got, former Indian spinner Maninder Singh said that it is former’s jealously towards R.Ashwin that he is saying such things. Maninder said that such kind of remark shows his jealousy for Ashwin.

“Being a reputed player, Bhajji should avoid making such comments,” said Maninder in an interview to a Cricket web portal.

Maninder said that Harbhajan had also picked plenty of wickets bowling on the similar turfs.

Using the hashtag ‘tailormadeconditionsforspinners’, Bhajji, in his consecutive tweets, had said that if he and Anil Kumble would have got similar pitches, then their wicket count could had been different.

What else Maninder said?

  • If it is a turning pitch you have to bowl well. Spin doesn’t happen only off the pitch.
  • Spin is about how many revs you impart off the shoulder first. And then the ball will do something off the pitch.

Indian skipper Virat Kohli’s post match statement could also be mentioned here which came after Harbhajan’s tweets. “We believe in our abilities, we should be good enough to do it on any surface and against any team,” Kohli had said.

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