Harbhajan Singh engaged in friendly banter with former India teammate Virender Sehwag after the latter boasted of his batting record against spinners. Former India opener Virender Sehwag shared a TV commercial of an adhesive on Twitter, relating it to his batting performance against spinners. Veteran spinner Harbhajan Singh, who was the first Indian to claim a Test hat-trick, didn't hesitate to troll Virender Sehwag's claim, adding that the aggressive batsman was only good against the Pakistani spinners.
"Maine toh bas 14-15 saal spinners ko Chipkaya, par yeh to 60 saal se Chipka rahe hain! (I just smashed spinners for 14-15 years, but this adhesive has fixed things for past 60 years)," Sehwag said on Twitter.
Maine toh bas 14-15 saal spinners ko Chipkaya, par yeh to 60 saal se Chipka rahe hain ! pic.twitter.com/TtLSDI6jn2— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) September 4, 2019
Harbhajan came up with a tongue-in-cheek reply, saying: "Viru teri Pakistan ke khilaaf average 91 thi, par har spinner Pakistani nahi hota. (Your average was 91 against Pakistan but not every spinner is a Pakistani)."
Viru teri Pakistan ke khilaaf average 91 thi, par har spinner Pakistani nahi hota https://t.co/3PAAKJQLlF— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) September 5, 2019
The 39-year-old off-spinner seems in complete mood of trolling these days as he earlier took a jibe at former Australia wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist.
Harbhajan had removed Ricky Ponting, Adam Gilchrist and Shane Warne off consecutive deliveries during the 2001 Kolkata Test against Australia to claim a hat-trick.
Recently, when Jasprit Bumrah became the third Indian to claim a hat-trick in Test cricket, Harbhajan's historic feat came to the limelight once again. However, the Indian fast bowler required a DRS to complete his hat-trick against the West Indies.
Gilchrist sent a cheeky tweet, lamenting the absence of DRS at the time when Harbhajan claimed his hat-trick.
However, the spinner hit back at Gilchrist, saying: "U think u would have survived for long if not first ball? Stop crying over these things mate..thought u would talk sense after ur playing days.. but few things never change u r the prime example of that. Always crying."
Harbhajan has played 103 Tests and 236 One-day International matches for India, with his last international appearance being a T20 International match against United Arab Emirates during the 2016 Asia Cup in Dhaka.