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India’s spin cupboard is healthy, says Anil

Calcutta: Anil Kumble reckons that India’s spin repertory was full of “quality bowlers” and rated Harbhajan Singh as one of the “best spinners in the country”.

India found new spin heroes in Ravichandran Ashwin and Pragyan Ojha in the absence of Harbhajan, who was not considered for national duty for a long time before making a comeback in the ongoing World T20.

Kumble said Harbhajan was exceptional and Ashwin’s main attribute was a calm head which is crucial to perform under pressure. The former captain also said that leg-spinners such as Amit Mishra, Rahul Sharma and Piyush Chawla should be given a good number of opportunities.

“You’ll never know the real calibre of a spinner if you don't give him enough opportunities. Right now the spin cupboard is pretty healthy because there are two spinners (Ashwin and Ojha) who are performing on the field,” Kumble said.