Harbhajan, who dismissed Ponting 10 times in 14 Tests, continues to scare Ricky Ponting who was in India to who is in India promoting his home state of Tasmania as its brand ambassador.

The two players gave each other a tough fight on the cricket pitch and have mutual admiration for each other. Harbhajan confessed that Ponting is one of the five best batsmen he has played against.

Ponting has played 168 Tests and 375 ODIs, scoring 13,378 and 13,704 in both formats, respectively. Harbhajan and Ponting have played together for Mumbai Indians in Indian Premier League.

Speaking on India's Test skipper Virat Kohli, Ponting said that Virat Kohli has got stiff competition from his peers in international cricket and whoever out of them "masters the mind" best will end up having a better career, feels Australian great Ricky Ponting.

Brett Lee recently said Kohli is best in the business currently, ignoring the likes of Steve Smith, Joe Root and Kane Williamson. His longtime captain Ponting, however, feels it is still not time to settle the "best batsman" debate.

"To tell you the truth, I don't really care (who is the best batsmen at the moment). I just love to see all these guys playing (Kohli, Smith, Williamson and Root). There are a number of current players who are probably on a similar career path," said Ponting.


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