Harbhajan Singh's tweets against R Ashwin is the talk of the town in the last few days. The turbanator sent out a series of tweets venting out his frustration on the wickets that are provided to the Indian cricket team.
Reacting to Harbhajan Singh's tweets, former India spinner Maninder Singh has slammed Harbhajan for his comments which claim that the success of the Virat Kohli-led Indian team’s success in Test matches is due to playing on turners.
In an exclusive chat with CricketNext, Maninder said that Harbhajan should stop making such comments. Maninder added that even Harbhajan bowled on similar tracks and picked up many wickets before claiming that Harbhajan's comments were in bad taste and looked like he is jealous of the current spinners.
He also wants Harbhajan to enjoy Ashwin's success rather than complaining about it.
He said, “I think being such a great bowler that he has been, Harbhajan should refrain from comments like this because he too has got wickets like this to bowl on and has got plenty of wickets on those kind of tracks.”
Maninder also advised Harbhajan to learn from the likes of his teammates Sachin Tendulkar and Anil Kumble and stay more humble.
“Having played with someone like Sachin Tendulkar, Harbhajan has not learnt how to stay humble. By being humble someone like Bhajji can get a lot of respect. Harbhajan should enjoy Ashwin's success and be happy about his achievements,” Maninder said.
Maninder further went on to praise R Ashwin as he highlighted the fact that Ashwin has fared far better than Harbhajan in the Tests in which both of them played together. In the five matches the duo played together, the Tamil Nadu-offie picked up 35 wickets while Harbhajan managed just 11.
As a spinner, I can tell you that Ashwin is in great form and rhythm. It's a treat to watch the way the ball is coming out of Ashwin's hand currently. If he keeps going the way he is, he should take more than 500 Test wickets,” Maninder concluded.