Any team can beat Australia: Harbhajan Singh

Published: Tuesday, December 30, 2008, 10:16 [IST]
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Aussies are not invincible anymore

New Delhi: Taking a dig at the Australians, who are on the verge of a series defeat against South Africa, off-spinner Harbhajan Singh advised the world champions to talk less and concentrate on their game.

Harbhajan further went on to add that the world champions' numero-uno position is in danger as any team can beat the Australians.

''Any team can beat Australia. It's not that they are superior to others or they are the world powers or whatever. Other teams are getting better and it's nice to see people dominating them,'' Harbhajan told a news channel.

South Africa, who were currently leading the three match Test series 1-0, now required 153 more runs tomorrow to win the ongoing second Test and seal the series.

''I think they concentrate a lot on talking when others just concentrate on the game and do the basic right,'' he said.

However, former India captain Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi also felt Australia don't have the replacement of great players like Glenn McGrath, Shane Warne and Steve Waugh and asserted that the supermacy of the world Champions is now over.

Pataudi also rated India as favorites to grab the number one position in world cricket.

''Every side goes through this up and down. I think with the retirement of (Glenn) McGrath and Shane Warne and Steve Waugh and some other top class players. Yes, I would say the total dominance is gone now. It's shifting gradually towards India,'' Pataudi said.

''Perhaps a little bit of self-introspection is required for Australia,'' he added.


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