Already looks like 2 days old pitch before the 1st bowl is bowled..my predictions match won’t go more then 3 and half days.. https://t.co/obn4qVRnP6— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) October 8, 2016
Later, when the nation was appreciating Ashwin for his amazing wicket count during the test series, Bhajji again commented that if he would have played on the same kind of pitches, his test wicket count would have been very different.
@harbhajan_singh U didnt complain during— Ankit Sharma (@Ankit_sharma03) October 9, 2016
Ind vs sa, Kanpur, 2008
Ind vs Aus, Mumbai 2004
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
Even if it is a turning pitch, you have to bowl well. Spin is just not something to happen only off the pitch. It depends on how many revs (revolutions) you give to the ball and the use of the shoulder. When we lost to New Zealand in the World Cup, I quite clearly remember, suddenly their spinners were quality bowlers and we were found out! I don’t see anyone talking about it now.As per Virat’s statement, these were the same New Zealand spinners who were credited for victory against India in the World Cup. But those spinners couldn’t do anything this time, why? It’s all about the mindset and not the pitch or condition!