When was the last time, media or for that matter anyone has ever talked of any spinner being a threat to Indian batting line up?
Indians and most of the subcontinent players are really very comfortable playing spinners, be them orthodox, wrist, chinaman or whatever kind.
Altough Ajantha Mendis picked up 6 wickets and destroyed the Indian batting line up in the Asia cup final, I personally do not feel that Indian batsmen are vulnerable against him, specially in the Tests.
Yes he might have picked up 111 wickets in just 19 first class matches, he is no threat.The teams were not International quality teams against whom the first class matches were played.
This are the 3 styles in which he delivers the ball.
The greatest spinners of all time Shane Warne and Muttiah Muralitharan were never and will never be a threat to India.
I have observed that every time a cricketer is talked about much before the beginning of a match he invariably fails. Remember Shaun Tait’s dismal performance against India?
I am not looking forward for Jayasurya hitting, Sanagakara’s patient innings or murali feat or the much talked Ajantha Mendis.
The only thing I am looking forward in the up coming India-Sri Lanka series, to be starting from tomorrow is Sachin Tendulkar becoming the most run getter in the longer version of the game and that too after breaking Brian Lara’s record.
I hope to see him raising his bat and acknowledging after breaking the record.