[caption id="attachment_889266" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-889266" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Akshay-Wakhare-SG.jpeg" alt="Harbhajan Singh, Akshay Wakhare, India Red vs India Green, Duleep Trophy 2019, Duleep Trophy" width="628" height="329" /> Wakhare picked up a five-wicket haul to hand India Red the Duleep Trophy title as they defeated India Green by an innings and 38 runs in the final on Saturday. @ Screengrab/Hotstar[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Veteran offspinner <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/harbhajan-singh/news/">Harbhajan Singh</a> has thrown his weight behind <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/akshay-wakhare">Akshay Wakhare</a> to get a call-up for the India Test squad after his brilliant performance in the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/duleep-trophy">Duleep Trophy final</a>. <p></p> <p></p>Wakhare picked up a five-wicket haul to hand <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/india-red">India Red</a> the Duleep Trophy title as they defeated <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/india-green">India Green</a> by <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/duleep-trophy-abhimanyu-easwaran-akshay-wakhare-star-as-india-red-beat-india-green-to-clinch-duleep-trophy-title-888982">an innings and 38 runs</a> in the final on Saturday. <p></p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p></p><p dir="ltr" lang="en">Akshay wakhare consistent performer with the ball from last couple of years in 1st class cricket back to back Ranji trophy champion last two years.Great spell yesterday 5 for 13 against india green.winning another championship for his team.way to go.Indian test squad calling ?? <a href="https://t.co/RcSPcJefcL">pic.twitter.com/RcSPcJefcL</a></p> <p></p> Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) <a href="https://twitter.com/harbhajan_singh/status/1170554908275200000?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 8, 2019</a></blockquote> <p></p><script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p></p> <p></p>Praising the fellow offie, Harbhajan said in a tweet: "Akshay Wakhare consistent performer with the ball from last couple of years in 1<sup>st</sup> class cricket back to back Ranji trophy champion last two years. Great spell yesterday 5 for 13 against India Green. Winning another championship for his team. Way to go. Indian test squad calling." <p></p> <p></p><strong>READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/duleep-trophy-abhimanyu-easwaran-akshay-wakhare-star-as-india-red-beat-india-green-to-clinch-duleep-trophy-title-888982">Abhimanyu Easwaran, Akshay Wakhare star as India Red beat India Green to clinch Duleep Trophy title</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>In 75 first class matches, Wakhare, 33, has 263 wickets. On the final day of the match, India Red bowled out India Green for a mere 119 runs inside 40 overs at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. Only Siddhesh Lad and Akshath Reddy could manage to stay at the crease for a while as none of the India Green batters were able to cope with the pressure created by Wakhare and Avesh Khan. The duo finished with figures of 5/13 and 3/38, respectively.