Vastavam web: Today Harbhajan Singh applauded Indian bowlers’ performance in the do-or- die clash against South Africa.The pacers did a great job by bowling dot balls in the first 10 overs. It was the perfect example of how not to give away cheap runs. It surely must have made South Africa go on the back foot said by Harbhajan. This was a very commendable feat and special credit must go to the likes of Jasprit Bumrah, who was just fantastic. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and the spinners also chipped in when it mattered,” Harbhajan wrote in ICC website.
Comparing the two captains Kohli and AB de Villiers, both of whom play for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL, Harbhajan said: “you can tell how apart they are right from the manner in which they approach games. Kohli’s intent has always been so positive.The 36-year-old spinner felt that it was a game in which the desire to win mattered a lot, and South Africa “simply did not turn up”.”Its (South Africa’s) approach and intent wasn’t positive and that essentially played a very crucial role in the way it lost. It needed to rise to the occasion and it just didn’t do that,” he said.
Dismissing de Villiers and David Miller with their brilliant fielding, Team India enjoyed a huge boost in confidence.”I did not expect South Africa, the world’s top-ranked ODI side team, to choke yet again said Harbhajan.