Harbhajan tells Ashwin that He is not Jealous of Him
Veteran Indian spinner Harbhajan Signh on Tuesday scoffed at the idea that he was jealous of Ravichandran Ashwin, claiming that the Tamil Nadu bowler was a “legend in making.”
Ashwin, who replaced Harbhajan on the Indian squad, is one of the world’s leading spinners alongside Australia’s Nathan Lyon. Harbhajan is not yet retired yet has appeared for India for the last time in 2016. The 39-year-old has played 103 Games with his last game arriving in 2015.
On the other side, Ashwin has played 71 Tests since he made his debut in 2011. During a live chat session on Instagram with Ashwin, Harbhajan mentioned that he believes a lot of people think that he is jealous but he wanted to stress that Ashwin is the best off-spinner presently playing the game. And there are Nathan Lyon as well. He had always put him right up there because he plays in Australia and it is a difficult place to bowl for spinners. He refers to Ashwin as one of the legends in the making and wishes him the best and lots of wickets.
They spoke about India’s impressive recovery in the 2001 home test series against Australia. Trailing 0-1 in the three-match series, India went on to take the next two Matches, including the second one in Kolkata, where India prevailed in the next, thanks to an historic stand between VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid.