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Bhajji wants India to take it as a three-match series now

Harbhajan Singh has now warned the visitors that the Indian skipper thrives on such challenges

By Nilabh Aole -

Indian skipper, Virat Kohli had only one bad test after a pretty long time. While fomer Australian captain Michael Clarke reckons that the Aussies had virtually thrown a challenge at Kohli as the series is 0-1 down for India and the Kohli will take the remaining series as a massive challenge not just as a batsman but as a skipper as well.

However, Indian turbanator, Harbhajan Singh has now warned the visitors that the Indian skipper thrives on such challenges. During an interview with India today, he said, "He (Virat) is a champion batsman and every time you put him under pressure or throw a challenge at him, he will come out with flying colours. I am sure he will come out and score big runs in Bangalore. He has been the backbone of Indian batting and has set the benchmark really high. I am sure the talent he possesses, he will make it big in Bangalore itself."

Harbhajan reckons that the pitches like Pune test the true character of a cricketer and no one can be judged as the toss becomes a more crucial factor. He said, "Toss was very crucial and if you win the toss, half the battle is won. On wickets such as these, it's advantage to the team batting first but I must say Australia played really well. If the Tests last five days, India will always have the upper hand because they players in their ranks who are tailor-made for these conditions."

Before the start of the series, Sourav Ganguly and Harbhajan had predicted that the Indian team will whitewash the Australian team and after the result of the first test, the Indian off-spinner was badly trolled on social media. Talking about that Bhajji said, "I had said that India should win 4-0 and my prediction was on the basis of the conditions that we had been playing recently. This Australia team has come with a better approach than England and New Zealand because they want to score runs and not just block the deliveries. Australia did surprise me and a lot of people started trolling me on twitter as if they have suddenly become Australians. I would still say that have faith in this team."

Bhajji concluded by suggesting team India to take it as a three-match series, he said, "India should now take it as a three-match series and I am sure this team has the potential and requisite expertise to win the series from here on. Hopefully, Bangalore will be a sporting wicket and India will show their true potential, although Australians will be high on confidence."

Nilabh Aole

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