Baugh Leaves his Signature as Harbhajan's 400th Victim

Roseau (Dominica), July 8 (IANS) West Indian wicket-keeper Carlton Baugh signed the ball for Harbhajan Singh after becoming his 400th Test victim.

"He (Harbhajan) actually came to me after the game was called off and asked me to sign the ball with 400 on it. I pretty much signed it," said Baugh.

It was an important wicket for the Indian team. Baugh played a counter-attacking 79-ball 60 with the help of four boundaries and a sixer after the home team were struggling at 99/5. Baugh and Darren Bravo added 59 for the sixth wicket to help West Indies post 204 in the first innings of the third and final Test.

Baugh said he is trying to play his natural attacking game and stay as positive as possible.

"I have worked hard on my game. I am trying to be as attacking as I can be."

"I was just being positive against them. For example, Munaf Patel is a good bowler and he can at times be unplayable. But when you are on the go, you have a go at pretty much everybody," Baugh said.

"I play my game regardless of what has happened before. I don't want to be a negative player and try to push and pull. It has worked for me."

The wicket-keeper batsman said he went after the Indian bowlers as it was important to break their rhythm.

"If a shot is there to be played, I go through with it. I am not a person who does not do that. But I don't go hunting for it if it is not there."

"The key to Indian bowling is their consistency. They have been very persistent against our batsmen. At the moment, I feel confident and am looking forward to being in the team for a long time."



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