India vs Australia: Harbhajan Singh pokes fun at visitors' struggles, asks ex-captain Michael Clarke to come out of retirement

After India clinching the series 3-0 Harbhajan Singh jokingly said that the current Australian side lacked "quality" and the era of producing top batsmen is over

IANS, September 25, 2017

New Delhi: Taking a jibe at Australia's struggle in the ongoing One-day International (ODI) series against India, veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh on Monday said the era of producing top class batsmen Down Under is over.

Currently trailing 0-3, the Steve Smith-led side has already lost the five-match series and are looking down the barrel.

Harbhajan felt that the current Australian side lacked "quality" and jokingly asked former Kangaroo skipper Michael Clarke to come out of his retirement to save the tourists.

"Mate u need to come out of your retirement and start playing again. I think era of Aussies producing top batsmen is over. I feel no quality," Harbhajan tweeted.

In reply, Clarke admitted that the Kangaroos have a lot to work on if they are to give any fight to Virat Kohli's men in the remaining two ODIs. "I have only just seen this buddy. These old legs of mine are enjoying the air conditioned commentary box. Aussies have some work to do!," he said.

On Sunday, India thrashed the visitors by five wickets to claim a hattrick of series wins and are now eyeing a whitewash of Australia going into the final two ODIs in Bengaluru and Nagpur.

Updated Date: Sep 25, 2017





Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3634 125
2 South Africa 3589 112
3 Australia 3499 106
4 New Zealand 2354 102
5 England 3772 97
6 Sri Lanka 2914 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5599 124
2 India 5492 122
3 South Africa 3842 113
4 New Zealand 4602 112
5 Pakistan 3279 102
6 Australia 3474 102
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 3270 131
2 Australia 1894 126
3 India 3932 123
4 New Zealand 2542 116
5 England 1951 115
6 South Africa 2058 114