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IND vs WI 2022: Harbhajan Singh praises Washington Sundar’s bowling in the first ODI

Harbhajan Singh highlighted that Washington SundarHis penchant for spinning the ball paid him ample dividends in his first ODI game against the West Indies.

Sundar returned the number 3/30 in his nine passes to help Team India beat the visitors in 176 runs. His elimination of Brandon King and Darren Bravo in the 12th inning of the West Indies put the home team ahead of the encounter.

While praising Washington Sundar’s performance during the Star Sports panel discussion, Harbhajan Singh recalled his interaction with the lanky cameraman in IPL. He say:

“When I talk to him [Sundar] last time, our game against them in Abu Dhabi, I told him that when he starts spinning the ball, it will be more difficult to play him. Today I am very happy that he turned the ball. When the first ball turns from the front, no hitter is still comfortable. “

The former Indian off-spinner player emphasized the importance of swinging the ball to pick up the ball. Harbhajan explains:

“When the ball is in the hand of the spinner, his role is to spin the ball. But when we play in the shorter format (T20), it sometimes seems like if we spin the ball, a big shot. can be done with the spin, which we set ourselves in mind. You’ll only get the ball if you spin the ball, even the fast pitchers are throwing the ball straight.”

Washington Sundar (in the press) said “Rohit Sharma always asks us to focus on strengths. Don’t bring too many things. I am focusing on the available balls and my strengths.”

Washington Sundar is often used in limited cricket to limit the running stream. However, he was pierced in yesterday’s encounter because in addition to two early goals, he also broke the 78-game partnership between Fabian Allen and Jason Holder.


“It’s interesting to see the Washington Sundar bowl” – Mohammad Kaif

Washington Sundar is the third highest scorer in the Vijay Hazare Trophy
Washington Sundar is the third highest scorer in the Vijay Hazare Trophy

Mohammad Kaif Also happy with Sundar’s effort with the ball. He further explained:

“It was interesting to meet him [Sundar] Bowl. There is a mixture in his bowling game. He threw the ball fast in the air but today he also bowed slowly. He twirled the ball, I remember the first ball in his spell turned around.”

The former Indian cricketer pointed out that Washington Sundar’s match against Tamil Nadu in the Vijay Hazare Trophy gave the winner the lead. Kaif observed:

“He enlisted to help the players turn on the field. It’s a pity that he doesn’t play often. He used to play for India but got injured, can’t play the World Cup anymore, but he seems ready when he plays for India. competition.” has returned. He also plays domestically for Tamil Nadu, he seems to be in tune. “

It feels great to be playing in red again. This win is special because it marks #TeamIndia1000th ODI. We keep moving forward https://t.co/lOvaJ3wxdh

Sundar missed the T20 World Cup 2021 due to an inability to recover from a finger injury suffered during India’s tour of England. The 22-year-old also had to miss the ODI series against South Africa when he tested positive for COVID-19.


Edited by Sai Krishna

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