Praising the skills of star cricketer Ravichandran Ashwin, Harbhajan Singh said that he is a “legend in making”. Harbhajan Singh slammed all the rumors that he is jealous of Ravichandra Ashwin who has replaced Harbhajan in cricket.
Veteran India spinner Harbhajan Singh on Tuesday rejected the perception that he is jealous of Ravichandran Ashwin saying that the Tamil Nadu bowler is a legend in process of making. Ashwin who had replaced Harbhajan in the Indian team is among the leading spinners in the world along with Australia’s Nathan Lyon. Harbhajan Singh has not yet retired but last played for the India team in 2016. The 39-year-old has played 103 Tests with his final game coming in 2015. Ashwin, on the other hand, has played 71 Tests since making his debut in the year 2011.
“A lot of people think that I am jealous of this and that. They can think whatever they want to, I don’t care. I just want to say that you are the best off-spinner presently playing the game”, said Harbhajan Singh during an Instagram live chat with Ashwin.
“Of course I like Nathan Lyon as well. I always put him right on the top spot because he plays in Australia and it is a tough place to bowl for spinners. Ashwin is one of those legends in the making. I wish you the very best and lots of wickets”.
The chat was focused on India’s remarkable comeback in the 2001 Home Test series against Australia. Trailing 0-1in the three-match series India went on to win the next two test matches including the second match played in Kolkatta where India won, thanks to an iconic stand between VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid.