'Stop crying' – India hero Harbhajan Singh slams Australia and Glenn McGrath

India legend Harbhajan Singh has reignited his feud with Australia, calling his former Test rivals ‘very bad losers’.

In a match which was subsequently scrutinised for the standard of umpiring, Harbhajan took 13 wickets and a hat-trick to help India secure a stunning victory over Australia at Eden Gardens in 2001.

Harbhajan’s dismissal of Australia wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist in the lead-up to his hat-trick was particularly controversial, with former batsman Mark Waugh describing the LBW decision as the ‘worst of all time’.

Responding to the latest furore over the umpiring during the Test, Harbhajan said on Ravi Ashwin’s Instagram Live show, ‘ReminiscewithAsh: ‘Australians are… they produced a lot of great players but are very bad losers.

‘That’s Australia for you. When they bowl, they feel everything is out. When they are facing it, they feel they are not out. They were not really happy about most of the decision.’

Harbhajan also took aim at Australia legends Glenn McGrath and Gilchrist for their reactions to their dismissals, both at the time and more recently on social media.

‘It was straight in line, it was going to spin as well,’ said Harbhajan, who finished his career with 417 Test wickets.

‘I think if I see that now… with DRS, it would have hit the stumps for sure. But that’s McGrath for you.

‘These things happen on the field. We have to accept it as a player. We don’t need to keep on crying about it.

‘We now see some people say on Twitter that Gilchrist was not out. So what if he was not out?

‘How many times have I got him out? If not the first ball, I could have got him out in the second ball.’

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