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Thatscricket - News - Cricket: South Africans fear 'turbonator' onslaught

Published: Wednesday, September 5, 2001, 20:38 [IST]
 
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[an error occurred while processing this directive]Johannesburg: In just a day of arriving in this city, off spinner Harbhajan Singh's reputation as 'turbonator' is fast catching up with him.The man who destroyed Australia, with a record 32 wickets in a three-Test series at home earlier this year earning the title of 'turbonator', is the most feared man in the Indian team as South Africa prepare to take him on in a triangular One-day series, also involving Kenya, and a three-Test series."We've heard of the terminator in films but the Indian side has the 'turbonator' and that's Harbhajan Singh," said one broadcast journalist as the Indian team went in for its first training session of the 66-day tour at the Wanderers on Tuesday.The Indian team was put through its paces in two sessions with skipper Saurav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar concentrating on running between the wickets while Harbhajan Singh and Anil Kumble sharpened up their spin bowling.Kumble, who is returning to international cricket after a long gap due to a shoulder injury, was appreciative of the feats of Harbhajan."Harbhajan is a young man and I'm sure he's going to play a big role in the team," said the veteran leg spinner, who would be bowling in tandem with the offie for the first time.Manager M K Bhargava said the team would continue to practice at the Wanderers for the rest of the week before its first warm up match against the Nicky Oppenheimer XI on Monday. PTI

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