WTC Final: “469 Runs In The First Innings Were Too Much”- Harbhajan Singh

Harbhajan Singh

Indian cricket team he was unable to put up a fight on day 5 of the Test match as the team required 280 runs to win from 90 overs and 7 wickets in hand. Harbhajan Singh noted that India’s star-studded bowling lineup was ineffective. Harbhajan Singh said that Indian bowlers were attacked.

The Men in Blue would be wondering what went wrong for the side as the test match went quite the other way around. It won’t be wrong to say that Alex Carey made the difference late on as the stylish left-handed batsman formed crucial partnerships in the late innings that hurt India badly.

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Australia, on the other hand, showed how a champion team does, as each player contributed to the success of the team, which was very valuable. However, the Australians have a bigger challenge waiting for them in the form of Ashes 2023 starting on June 16.

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Our bowling game looked a bit weak – Harbhajan Singh

Harbhajan Singh was having an interaction with Star Sports and declared the match 70% over and dusted off as the Aussies scored 469 runs in the first innings. Harbhajan Singh said that India’s bowling was not that strong, allowing Australia’s batting unit to dictate the terms.

“I feel like the game was 70% decided there. 469 runs in the first innings was too much in this field, which was up and down in the first three days. There the Indian batsmen had to face difficulties, especially in the first innings.” Harbhajan Singh said.

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“Our bowling game was seen as a bit weak, especially on the first day. The performance was slightly better on the second day, even in bowling, but it was too late. Day one: I feel that, to a large extent, India had lost the match there.” added.

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The intention was missing- Harbhajan Singh

Harbhajan Singh said that the team won a good toss and opted to bowl. Harbhajan Singh pointed out that the Indian bowlers did not take the batsman’s drive which turned the tide of the match and stated that the Australian bowlers played on a slightly dry surface which helped the Australians a lot.

“There is no doubt that the wicket was extremely green. You also won a nice raffle. You wanted to bowl, and you got it too. The intent of the plan to get hitters to play the series was missing. They didn’t make hitters drive in those conditions.” Harbhajan Singh said.

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“When the Australian bowlers came to bowl they did bowl on a slightly dry surface but they took out the bowled batsmen, lbw, caught in the slip – those dismissals come into play when you put the drive in play.” added.

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