Indian batsmen faltered against the rising ball before L. Rahul’s solid 50 left his team…
Kushal Phatarpekar,Indore: India skipper Virat Kohli reacted on Tuesday to comments made by Harbhajan
Singh that allege ‘tailormade conditions for spinners’ as reason for the success of India’s current crop of spinners. Stating in a series of tweets, Harbhajan said that the Indore pitch was lopsided in favour of the spinners using the hashtag #tailormadeconditionsforspinners. Harbhajan had added that he and current India coach Anil Kumble would have picked up more wickets if they were offered the same pitches during the prime of their careers.
Only 2 in my 103 tests.. Kumble and my test wicket count would have been something else if we got wickets like last 4 years we playing on👊 https://t.co/fvkdVw1I1v
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) October 9, 2016
Asked for his reaction to Harbhajan’s tweets in the post-match press conference on Tuesday, Kohli seemed perplexed. “Who made that statement?” he asked, a little peeved. When told it was Harbhajan, Kohli tried to be diplomatic, but had no choice but to give a straight answer. “See even if it is a turning pitch you have to bowl well. Spin doesn’t happen only off the pitch. Spin is about how many revs you impart off the shoulder first. And then the ball will do something off the pitch,” Kohli said.
“I remember after we lost to New Zealand in the World T20, suddenly their spinners were quality and we were found out. I don’t see anyone talking about that now. The same spinners have played. Why have they not been able to pick wickets? It is as simple as that. Our fast bowlers picked wickets everywhere. We never complained about anything. You can give a guy a cement track to bat on. He (still) needs to have the mindset to score runs. It is as simple as that,” he added.Harbhajan