'Come Back Clarke': Harbhajan Quips As He Mocks Australian Batsmen

Updated: 25 September 2017 18:37 IST

The Australians have been struggling in the ODI series, as they've lost all three matches so far.

Michael Clarke retired from all forms of cricket in August 2015. © AFP

India spinner Harbhajan Singh, who knows a thing or two about the Aussies, on Sunday took a dig at the visiting batsmen following India's comfortable five-wicket in the third ODI at Indore. The victory helped the hosts clinch the five-match ODI series 3-0, also giving them their ninth consecutive win in one-dayers. Following Australia's innings, former captain Michael Clarke tweeted saying that the visitors were about 40 runs short. In reply, the Indian off-spinner said, "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."

Clarke retired from all forms of cricket in August 2015 after the final Ashes Test. Despite leading his team to World Cup triumph in 2015, Clarke oversaw a disastrous tour of England amid a personal slump in form with the bat.

After Harbhajan's tweet, Indian fans took the opportunity to rub some more salt in Australia's wounds.

Aaron Finch's fluent century gave the Aussies a great platform to post a big score in the third ODI but yet another middle-order collapse helped India restrict their opponents to 293 for six.

Chasing 294 for a win, India overhauled the target with 13 balls to spare in front of a packed Holkar Stadium to take a series-clinching 3-0 lead.

The win meant that India have maintained their unbeaten run in Indore and have now recorded six consecutive ODI series wins since June 2016.

 

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Topics : India Cricket Team Australia Cricket Team Michael Clarke Harbhajan Singh India vs Australia 2017 Cricket
Highlights
  • India lead the five-match series 3-0
  • India defeated Australia by 5 wickets in Indore ODI
  • Harbhajan took a dig at Australian batsmen following India's win
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