Team India senior off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has a great record against Australia. VG has made batsmen like Ricky Ponting, Matthew Hayden and Adam Gilchrist in his spin. Recalling Vajji bowling, Gilchrist said that the Indian fielders did not say anything while collecting runs against Vajji, but all the fielders used to say a special word as soon as Vajji was dismissed.
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Gilchrist said on the Live Connect show, ‘I don’t remember that, but I remember it so much that I couldn’t hear it while running, but there was a word as soon as Vajji fired me that the Indian fielders weren’t going to speak. 2001 was Vajji’s comeback series. Bhajji took 32 wickets in the three-match series against Australia and almost won the series on his own. Vajji did not allow Ponting and Gilchrist to score more runs in that series.
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Vajji has bowled Ponting 10 times, Hayden nine times and Gilchrist seven times in his career. Vajji has taken 95 wickets at an average of 29.99 in 18 matches against Australia. Gilchrist said of his India tour, ‘I have always loved traveling to India. The people of India get along well with us. ‘