Harbhajan Singh names toughest batsmen to bowl to in T20s; reveals best finger spinner in IPL

First Published 29, May 2020, 11:37 AM

Bengaluru: Veteran Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has revealed the toughest batsmen to bowl to in the Twenty20 format. Also, he has picked the best finger spinner in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Harbhajan, who is part of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) team, spoke to the Cricket Monthly digital magazine.

<p>Harbhajan named Rohit Sharma as one of the toughest batsmen to bowl to in the T20 format.</p>

Harbhajan named Rohit Sharma as one of the toughest batsmen to bowl to in the T20 format.

<p>Along with Rohit, Harbhajan picked South Africa's AB de Villiers as the toughest to bowl to. "Rohit Sharma and AB de Villiers are the two most dangerous batsmen to bowl against. They have all kinds of strokes," Harbhajan said.</p>

Along with Rohit, Harbhajan picked South Africa's AB de Villiers as the toughest to bowl to. "Rohit Sharma and AB de Villiers are the two most dangerous batsmen to bowl against. They have all kinds of strokes," Harbhajan said.

<p>In T20s, Harbhajan said he likes Ravindra Jadeja among finger spinners.</p>

In T20s, Harbhajan said he likes Ravindra Jadeja among finger spinners.

<p>Harbhajan also named New Zealand's Mitchell Santner. "I like Mitch Santner and Ravindra Jadeja. Don't think I'm saying that because they are from Chennai. Jaddu is very consistent with what he does. He is very consistent landing in the same spot and he becomes dangerous when it spins. Santner, when the ball spins even a bit, he bowls classically, like in a Test match. He is also tall and utilises his height nicely," said Harbhajan.</p>

Harbhajan also named New Zealand's Mitchell Santner. "I like Mitch Santner and Ravindra Jadeja. Don't think I'm saying that because they are from Chennai. Jaddu is very consistent with what he does. He is very consistent landing in the same spot and he becomes dangerous when it spins. Santner, when the ball spins even a bit, he bowls classically, like in a Test match. He is also tall and utilises his height nicely," said Harbhajan.

<p>Harbhajan said he enjoys watching Australia's off-spinner Nathan Lyon.</p>

Harbhajan said he enjoys watching Australia's off-spinner Nathan Lyon.

<p>Harbhajan named Jadeja as the No. 1 finger spinner in the IPL. He said, "Ashwin is a very good bowler. I have a lot of respect for Ashwin. But if you are asking me to pick the No. 1 fingerspinner in the IPL, I will pick Jaddu. He is very consistent."</p>

Harbhajan named Jadeja as the No. 1 finger spinner in the IPL. He said, "Ashwin is a very good bowler. I have a lot of respect for Ashwin. But if you are asking me to pick the No. 1 fingerspinner in the IPL, I will pick Jaddu. He is very consistent."

<p>Recently, Harbhajan, while chatting with Ashwin on Instagram had said the Tamil Nadu spinner is the No. 1 off-spinner in the world. “All I want to say is you are the best off-spinner (in the world) who is presently playing the game. Of course, I like Nathan Lyon as well, don't get me wrong. I always put him up there because he plays in Australia; it is a very tough place to bowl. You know that, you have been there. You are one of those, legends in the making. You are making the country proud. I wish you lots and lots of wickets going forward,” Harbhajan had said.</p>

Recently, Harbhajan, while chatting with Ashwin on Instagram had said the Tamil Nadu spinner is the No. 1 off-spinner in the world. “All I want to say is you are the best off-spinner (in the world) who is presently playing the game. Of course, I like Nathan Lyon as well, don't get me wrong. I always put him up there because he plays in Australia; it is a very tough place to bowl. You know that, you have been there. You are one of those, legends in the making. You are making the country proud. I wish you lots and lots of wickets going forward,” Harbhajan had said.

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