Harbhajan Singh Faces Flak For 'Ranji' Dig At The West Indies Team

Isn't the No.1 Test side in the world supposed to beat the No. 8 side comprehensively in home conditions?

West Indies Test cricket team is in a sorry state as we witnessed in the first Test against India at Rajkot. The inexperienced team is struggling against the No.1 Test side. Gone are the days when West Indies used to be a force to be reckon with in the longest format of the game. Currently, they are more equipped for the shorter format of the game because the domestic setup and advent of T20 cricket.

On Day 2, stumps, the visitors were heading towards follow on with six batsmen back in the hut already. Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh took a dig at the Kraigg Brathwaite-led side for not being competent enough. He doubted whether they will be able to reach Ranji Trophy quarters if they were in the current setup.

Here’s what the Turbanator tweeted:

Former West Indies cricketer Tino Best too replied to Harbhajan’s insensitive comment:

His tweet faced backlash as many found it a bit hypocrite:

It’s a fact

He has not taken the retirement yet but we understand the emotion

Will you?

Constructive criticism

That’s a doosra from Harbhajan’s follower

Well, this guy got personal

The upset fan

India have not lost a single Test series at home for more than five years. They are very hard to beat in home conditions which is the main reason behind India topping the ICC Test rankings.

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But that’s the story of any team touring subcontinent or the other way around. In the recently-concluded India vs England Test series, the visitors were beaten by 4-1. Earlier in the year, India were beaten by South Africa as well. Winning a Test series away from home has been an issue for all sides of late. Harbhajan was not wrong to criticise West Indies but the ‘Ranji Trophy’ dig was totally uncalled for.