Former India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh enjoyed playing against the Australians. In the 2001 home series in particular he was all over the Aussies, finishing with 32 wickets in three Tests to almost single-handedly win the series for India. He was especially successful against Ricky Ponting, who couldn't score a run against Harbhajan and dashing wicket-keeper batsman Adam Gilchrist.
Former Aussie paceman Brett Lee feels that India's pace bowling could make the big difference when they take on Australia during the upcoming series Down Under later in the year. India's pace trio of Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami have formed one of most fearsome bowling attacks in the world.
Even as the cricketing fraternity is divided over the decision to not use saliva on the ball when cricket resumes following the forced break due to Coronavirus, ICC's cricket committee and former India spinner Anil Kumble opines that it is time cricket pitches offer more to bowlers. In fact, the legend who has 619 Test wickets to his name added that teams must start considering use of two spinners in places like Australia and England as well.
It is a known fact that Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar is not a fan of sledging. In fact, recently former Pakistan off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq had revealed how he was left embarrassed after trying to have a go at the Master Blaster. However, Tendulkar recalled an incident in which he was the one to initiate a war of words.
Former India cricketers Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh have hit out at controversial former coach Greg Chappell over his claim that he had a key role to play in MS Dhoni's development as the world's best finisher.
Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir has expressed his disapproval of the ICC ranking system after the latest rankings released pushed India down to number three while Australia moved up to number one. New Zealand occupy the second rank in the updated rankings.
Team India's run as the number one Test team in the world is officially over. As per the latest rankings released on Friday, Australia are back on the top of the ratings with 116 points while New Zealand are second with 115. India have slided down to number three with 114 points.