There is no stopping Ambati Rayudu at number four, says Harbhajan Singh

There is no stopping Ambati Rayudu at number four, says Harbhajan Singh

Bhajji wants to pen down his autobiography soon.

Harbhajan Singh
Harbhajan Singh. (Photo by Mike Egerton/PA Images via Getty Images)

Team India has got some huge assignments lying ahead in front of them. Post the Windies series, there lies some stern test Down Under. They will be facing Australia and New Zealand for full-fledged tours for around three and a half months, starting from the end of November. However, off-spinner Harbhajan Singh feels that India has got an outside chance of winning the series in the absence of Steve Smith and David Warner.

However, he also noted that it wouldn’t be a walk in the park for the team. On the sidelines of a Sports For All inter-school sports meet at the Gachibowli Stadium in Hyderabad, the 38-year-old said that Australia have lost half its side without the duo of Smith and Warner. “But, yes, it might not [still] be a cakewalk for the Indian team. You have to play your best cricket still,” he said. Also, he heaped a lot of praise on Ambati Rayudu.

Harbhajan Singh wants Rayudu to represent India for a long time

“It was a matter of time he got into the groove, got the confidence, start delivering for the team,” he said while speaking about India’s new number four batsman in ODIs. “Rayudu [has] now got the right sort of captain who is very much there for him to give him the desired support, which actually made him play the game he (Rayudu) loves,” Harbhajan Singh further added.

Also, he also appreciated the way Rayudu plays. He said that the right-hander can tackle the pacers well and added that he is too good against the spinners. “Rayudu got the game for the best fast bowlers and is too good against the spinners. If [he] gets going, there is no stopping him and [he] should be a good No. 4 player who should play for India for a long, long time,” he was quoted as saying in Sportstar Live.

The off-spinner also encouraged the competition among the bowlers. He noted that the management will have to find the best possible combinations. Further, he humbly said that he will pen down his autobiography soon.

“Well, soon I am planning to write an autobiography detailing my journey into the cricketing world, the ups and downs I faced. [However,] I don’t think I am such a big player about whom a biopic can be made,” Harbhajan Singh concluded with a big smile.

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