Harbhajan Singh criticises Windies’ Test credentials; Tino Best comes up with a harsh reponse
Windies were bundled out twice in 98.1 overs in Rajkot.
Published - Oct 7, 2018 1:14 pm | Updated - Oct 7, 2018 1:14 pm
Team India literally annihilated Windies in the first of the two-match Test series in Rajkot. They registered their biggest victory in the longest format by winning the game by an innings and 272 runs. The visitors played some rash shots and threw away their wickets. They were bundled out twice in 98.1 overs on a pitch where India plundered 649 runs. Harbhajan Singh criticised Windies for their performance rather harshly to which the former cricketer Tino Best has responded.
The Caribbean side was jolted with an injury to their Jason Holder on the day of the match while Kemar Roach was also unavailable due to personal reasons. They completely missed their key players and the captain Kraigg Brathwaite was critical of the batsmen especially after the match. However, social media was all over them after putting up a shambolic display and Harbhajan was one of them.
He took a dig at the Windies’ Test credentials and questioned if they will be able to qualify for even for the Ranji Trophy in the Plate group. “With all due respect to West Indies Cricket but I have a question for u all…will this west Indies team qualify for Ranji quarters from the plate group? Elite se to nahin hoga #INDvsWI,” he tweeted during their capitulation in the first innings.
Best comes down hard at Bhajji
Tino Best, the former Windies player, was not at all pleased with Harbhajan Singh’s remarks and in response reminded him about Team India’s series defeat in England. Virat Kohli and his men were handed a 4-1 humbling in the United Kingdom recently though it could be argued that they put up a sensational fight in almost every game bar the Lord’s Test.
Best also hoped that the youngsters of the Windies team will learn as they will play more in the whites. “Hey bro didn’t see these cocky tweets vs England …. but anyhow the young men will learn,” his response read. Meanwhile, the visitors have a few days in hand to recover themselves from a thumping loss as the second Test will be played from October 12 in Hyderabad.
Here’s the thread of the convo:
With all due respect to West Indies Cricket but I have a question for u all…will this west Indies team qualify for Ranji quarters from the plate group? Elite se to nahin hoga 🧐 #INDvsWI
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) October 5, 2018
Hey bro didn’t see these cocky tweets vs England 🤷🏾♂️ …. but anyhow the young men will learn 🙏🏾
— Tino95 (@tinobest) October 6, 2018