As Australia trail India 0-3 in the on-going ODI series, cricketer Harbhajan Singh was not in a forgiving mood. Singh, in his latest jibe at Oz players, said that Australia have stopped producing top batsmen and appealed to Michael Clarke to return to top flight cricket. “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,” (sic) Harbhajan wrote on Twitter. Clarke had retired from Test cricket post Ashes 2015. Replying to his tweet Clarke wrote: “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! ”
The Australian team has looked to keep things competitive in the third ODI of the five-match series against India, but their middle order batting once again faltered. In Saturday’s match the Australian side, at one stage, looked well in command, but as the game proceeded, the middle order collapsed.
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 http://t.co/kGcovxfJWR
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) September 24, 2017
From 224 for two at one stage in the 39th over, Australia slipped to 293 for six by the 50th over. In the opening partnership, Warner and Finch put together 70 runs on the board. Finch continued strong alongside Smith to put together 154 runs for the second wicket. At this stage, Australia were 224/2 in the 38th over and doing comfortably well. By the end, Australia had grafted just 293 runs.
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! http://t.co/DnlTgdWPif
— Michael Clarke (@MClarke23) September 25, 2017
Meanwhile, Australian batsman, Aaron Finch said “Winning away from home is what every side strives to achieve and I think whenever you start losing, you can lose a little bit of confidence in yourself and in the way you’re playing. The couple of away series that we’ve played, in South Africa and India, we’ve lost the series against some quality sides,” as per cricket.com.au. “You have to play well but I think you also have to go in with the right attitude and make sure that when you do get an opportunity to win a game, you don’t let that slip, ” he added.