harbajan singh has become ordinary bowler

India
February 7, 2010 6:39am CST
it is sad to see how harbajan singh has been treated by south Africans . They are treating him like ordinary spinner . his bowling lacks the dip and flight . this problem is not new he has been not among wicktes for long time .he needs a break awaiting your views on same
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• India
7 Feb 10
i do think that he needs to be given a break more over with the absence of kumble he is the lead in the spin bowling department and this has made him a bit worse . he is not amongst wickets . he is bowling good in some parts of the match and is not doing it throughout the match . he can be given a break . he is very important for our bowling atttack , let him get his form back . lets pray that atleast oyur batsmen can do their job and save india . lets hope that we maintain the number one spot in test rankings ..
@niitesh (1656)
• India
7 Feb 10
looking a steep task tomorrow, a mammoth score on board with just 3-4 regular batsman in the team. Hope the new boys shine up and manage to support team India's cause.The match is going to be tough test for players like Badrinath ,Wridhiman, who just managed to sneak into the team because of some injuries to our key players but yes if they shine in here then they can keep the selectors busy in days to come.
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• India
8 Feb 10
dilip thanks for ur reply, but to say he needs to be in team because he his the senior most player is not a good argument . We need to look @ performance not whether he his experienced spinner . the thing is forget about the wickets there is no real flight in his bowling .I like harbajan but now he not in best form needs to be given break for 1 or 2 games and then come back
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• India
8 Feb 10
hey nitin i feel india will save this test match . coming to badri i am sure he will score wait and watch
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• India
7 Feb 10
hi vignesh, i agree with you,he is now bowling like an ordinary bowler. he has been out of form for the last 3-4 months. not onlt SA every team is playing him without any fear, where is his special balls gone,i dont know. once he was a dangerous wicketing bowler. if he is playing like this for this series ,i think he will not get much chance to play each game. i think he shoud take some rest and come back with good form. happy mylotting!
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• India
8 Feb 10
hi ramaswamy the problem is in India people go by names than performance and harbajan is an example and other problem is there are no good back up spinners who can challenge him
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@ajithlal (14569)
• India
7 Feb 10
I also think it is always great to give breaks for the players for a tournament. This will helps them to get better. Most times when the work pressure increases, players do not play well. I think he should be given a break so that he can rest and also play in couple of domestic matches and come back fit and take more wickets.
• India
8 Feb 10
thanks for ur reply totally agree with u , everyone needs a break when they are down
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@ajithlal (14569)
• India
26 Feb 12
I think it is good to give a break for three months for a player on a yearly basis. I would suggest each player to take rest in one month and to go to some rehabilitation center for 15 days to tune his body and to play one month for domestic matches both his country and also for other country.
• India
7 Feb 10
It is not only south Africa, even the Srilankans were treating Harbajan without any respect. As mentioned by the previous responder with the absences of Anil kumble, Harbajan has become a very ordinary bowler, and if the same trend continues, he will be out of the Indian Team. Since there are not capable substitues, and as he is a favorite of Dhoni, Harbajan is continuing in the team. My feeling, is, his days are numbered. If Amit Mishra, and Ohja, start getting wickets, Harbhajan will be out.
• India
8 Feb 10
well said ramesh
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