Chennai: India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh slammed retired Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akthar for pointing fingers at Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid's abilities in his controversial biography which released in New Delhi on Friday.

In his book titled 'Controversially Yours', Akhtar questioned Tendulkar and Dravid's ability to finish matches.

"I do not know what Shoaib is up to and what made him say that. If you talk about Sachin Tendulkar, obviously I would say that he is not only the best cricketer in India.

"You go anywhere in the world and ask any of the international guy, they will only say that Sachin is the best starter and best finisher in game of cricket. He is still going on and shows solidity," Harbhajan said.

As for the other veteran batsman, Harbhajan said, "Of course, Rahul Dravid is amazing. People talk of recent performances but they should judge a player by what he has done over a longer period of time."

"Rahul Dravid is one of the guy that people would actually stand up and salute for what he had done for Indian cricket. I am sorry to say that I do not agree with Shoaib. I am not sure where he had written that but if he had said so, I do not agree with him at all."

(Agencies)