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Harbhajan Singh, who predicted series whitewash, trolled by David Warner

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Harbhajan Singh, a veteran of several India-Australia duels, did not give the visitors a chance before they arrived in town for the four-match Test series. Ahead of the Pune Test, Harbhajan stated that India would go on to win the series 3-0 even if Steve Smith's men played well. The off-spinner had also described the touring Australian side as one of the weakest ever. Bhajji wasn't alone, as several other cricket pundits too predicted a similar series scoreline. However, Indian cricket lovers were in for a rude shock after Australia crushed Virat Kohli's men by 333 runs in series opener, snapping their 19-match unbeaten run.

"In my opinion, looking at the composition, this is the weakest Australian side to tour India. I don't think this team has the wherewithal to cope with a quality Indian side in the Indian conditions. It can again be 4-0 like 2013 season," Harbhajan said ahead of the series.

On Saturday, Harbhajan was quick to applaud Smith and the Australian team for a stellar show in Pune.

That however, did not prevent Australian opener David Warner from trolling the Punjab spinner by reminding him of his earlier remarks. The star left-hander retweeted this tweet from Cricket Australia's official Twitter handle.

Not just Warner, but Indian fans too took to the social micro-blogging site to have a laugh at Bhajji's expense.

Steve O'Keefe turned out to be the unlikely hero for Australia, as he claimed a match haul of 12 wickets to help skittle out India for 105 and 107.

Set a world-record fourth innings target of 441, the world's number one Test side folded in just over a session to enable Australia register their first win in India since 2004.



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