Former Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh is of the opinion that lack of practice was the reason behind the Indian bowlers’ inconsistency during their dismal tour of Australia. It is not out of place to mention that India lost the four-match Test series 0-2 and have also failed to win even a single match in the One-Day International (ODI) tri-series against England and Australia.
Many of the fans are of the opinion that if team India had even one effective spinner, the result would have been altogether different. Harbhajan has thrown light for the reason of the failure of the Indian bowling. He said “Lack of practice is the reason for Indian bowlers being inconsistent. No one can bowl all six deliveries in the right areas, not even a great bowler like Glenn McGrath. But at least you bowl on the right areas at an average and that is not happening with the guys. I think they are not putting maximum efforts at the practice session. That is the reason”.
The 34-year-old Harbhajan Singh, who used to be a lead attack bowler, has taken 413 and 259 wickets for the country in Test and ODI cricket respectively.
Despite having such a vast experience and stats, Harbhajan wasn’t even selected in the in the list of 30 Indian probables for the World Cup. He had played for team India almost two years ago, with his last ODI appearance in June 2011. However, the observations given by him seem worth consideration and hopefully the bowlers will mend their ways to contribute on their part.