Mocking at Australia's struggle in the ongoing five-match One-day International (ODI) series against India, veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh on Monday said the era of producing top-class batsmen Down Under is over. Currently trailing 0-3, the Steve Smith-led side has already lost the five-match series and are looking down the barrel.
Harbhajan felt that the current Australian side lacked "quality" and jokingly asked former Kangaroo skipper Michael Clarke to come out of his retirement to save the tourists.
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"Mate u need to come out of your retirement and start playing again. I think the era of Aussies producing top batsmen is over. I feel no quality," Harbhajan tweeted.
Mate u need to come out of your retirement and start playing again I think.Era of Aussies producing top batsmans is over I feel.No quality https://t.co/kGcovxfJWR— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) September 24, 2017
In reply, Clarke admitted that the Kangaroos have a lot to work on if they are to give any fight to Virat Kohli's men in the remaining two ODIs.
"I have only just seen this buddy. These old legs of mine are enjoying the air-conditioned commentary box. Aussies have some work to do!" he said.
I have only just seen this buddy. These old legs of mine are enjoying the air conditioned commentary box 😂✌️Aussies have some work to do! https://t.co/DnlTgdWPif— Michael Clarke (@MClarke23) September 25, 2017
On Sunday, India thrashed the visitors by five wickets to claim a hat-trick of series wins and are now eyeing a whitewash of Australia going into the final two ODIs in Bengaluru and Nagpur.
(With IANS Inputs)