Virat Kohli hits out Harbhajan Singh's Tweet
INDORE: Harbhajan Singh, India's offspinner opposed the kind of surfaces the team has played on at home over the last 'four' years.
He's stated as much in several interviews. He used the hash tag 'tailor-made conditions for spinners' while referring to the Indore surface. He went on to say his and Anil Kumble's wickets tally would have been "something else" if they had bowled more on such pitches.
Harbhajan Singh’s tweet after India claimed a 321-run victory over the Blackcaps in the third Test at the Holkar Cricket Stadium and sealed a 3-0 series victory. Kohli spoke about Harbhajan's recent tweet about the spin-friendly pitches that have helped Ravichandran Ashwin claim plenty of wickets.
Although the off-spinner congratulated India on their 3-0 series win, he had just yesterday spoken about the pitches that Ashwin has been playing on and hinted that his tally of wickets and that of Anil Kumble would be very different if they played on the same kind of pitches.
Kohli’s response to Harbhajan Ravichandran Ashwin was the star of the show once again as he picked up his career-best haul of 7/59 in New Zealand’s second innings and helped India wrap up the game inside four days as he finished the match with 13 wickets.
When asked about Harbhajan Singh’s recent tweet about the kind of pitches offered to Ravichandran Ashwin, Kohli was not very pleased."Even if it is a turning pitch, you have to bowl well. Spin is just not something to happen only off the pitch. It depends on how many revs (revolutions) you give to the ball and the use of the shoulder. When we lost to New Zealand in the World Cup, I quite clearly remember, suddenly their spinners were quality bowlers and we were found out! I don't see anyone talking about it now," Kohli said.
"The same (New Zealand) spinners had played (in this series). Why did not they pick up wickets? It's as simple as that. Our fast bowlers (also) picked up wickets everywhere. Give a guy a cement track to bat on. He should have a mindset to do so. It's as simple as that. That's all I am going to sum up," he added.