Harbhajan Singh, once the leader of India's spin attack, is no longer the force he was. Brought back to the Indian side for the Chennai Test, the off-spinner playing his 100th match bowled less overs than the other two spinners in the side, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja.
Despite favourable conditions in Chennai where the wicket started powdering on the first day, Harbhajan struggled to contain runs or take wickets. In the first innings, he could dismiss only a tail-ender while he managed a little bit better in the second with two top-order wickets. But Jadeja, with five wickets in the game, stole a march over the veteran offie.
Harbhajan has been in and out of the Indian squad in the last two years. His latest comeback was based solely on the fact that he had a good record against Australia. There has been no compelling performance from him in a while.
His presence keeps Pragyan Ojha out of the team, and it is time to ask if Harbhajan has a future in international cricket.
So here's our question: are Harbhajan Singh's best days behind him? Or does he still have a future in international cricket? It's time to settle the debate.
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