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“Anil bhai was the greatest ever who played for India”, Says Indian Former Spinner Harbhajan Singh

Veteran spinner Harbhajan Singh said that former India skipper and spin incredible Anil Kumble is the best to have ever played for India. Harbhajan played a large part of his Test career with Kumble, including when the latter was captain from November 2007 till his retirement a year later.

Anil Bhai Was the Greatest Ever Who Played for India

“In my view, Anil bhai was the greatest ever who played for India,” Harbhajan told Sportstar.

“He’s probably the greatest match-winner India has ever produced. People used to say he didn’t spin the ball, but he showed that if you had the heart, you could get batsmen out regardless of whether the ball spun or not.”

“If anyone has half the competitiveness Anil bhai had, he would become a champion. I’m lucky to have played with him for so many years. He was an unbelievably committed player,” he said.

Despite the fact that he was not a major turner of the ball, Kumble stays one of the best bowlers ever. His count of 619 wickets puts him just behind Shane Warne and Muttiah Muralitharan in the rundown ever most elevated Test wicket takers. He got 337 wickets in 271 ODIs and remains India’s most noteworthy wicket taker in Tests and ODIs.

He is just the second bowler after Jim Laker to take 10 wickets in a Test innings and the main player to have done as such and scored a century in the longest organization of the game.

WATCH : Anil Kumble Picks 10 Wickets Against Pakistan

Harbhajan Singh Praises MS Dhoni on his Captaincy : 

Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh reveals the different facet of MS Dhoni as he played under his captaincy in both International matches as well as IPL matches. MS Dhoni who led CSK since 2008 won the IPL trophy 3 times and holds the second-highest IPL trophy winners next to Mumbai Indians.

MS Dhoni is regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in cricket history bags numerous records under his name. Dhoni is the only captain to win all the three ICC tournaments as captain(ICC World Cup 2011,  ICC Champions Trophy 2013, and World T20 trophy 2007).

“He is not a captain who says, do this, do that. He wants you to do what you know you can do. Bowl what you know you can. If you can bowl six offspinners, do that,” Harbhajan told ESPNcricinfo.


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