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By CricketCountry Staff

 

Harbhajan Singh, India s ace spinner lashed out at Matthew Hayden by calling him “biggest chicken hearted cricketer” he has ever seen. He said that whatever Hayden wrote about him and former Indian Captain Sourav Ganguly for missing the Nagpur Test were “a lot of crap” to sell his book.

 

“I don’t know what these Australian cricketers are up to. Even Ricky Ponting wrote a lot of crap to sell his book and now this guy Hayden is doing so,” Harbhajan fumed.

 

The former Australian opener wrote in his autobiography “Standing My Ground” that both Harbhajan and Ganguly chickened out after seeing the bounce in the Nagpur strip. Harbhajan opted out of the match due to “food poisoning” on the eve of the Test match at which Hayden expressed his surprise.

 

Harbhajan Singh also said that he was still willing to bowl to Hayden if he has the heart enough to face him.

 

“This is an open challenge. Whenever and wherever Hayden wants me to bowl at him, I am ready. Does he have the courage to face me? Because, whenever I have seen him bat against me, he always had a petrified look. Just check the record books in case you want to know how many times I have got him out.”

 

“I have scored a half century even in Australian soil. May be Hayden has this habit of conveniently forgetting the achievements of Indian cricketers. At the end of the day, he doesn’t have the qualification to judge the caliber of Indian cricketers.” Harbhajan said referring to Hayden s term of “Greentrackitis”.