Without Warne, MacGill, McGain & Hogg Australia has no spinners.
No one denies this.
Two part timers, and both very very part time.
Michael Clarke has a great record against India, and Cameron White has a great record against no one.
India had three spinners, one a champion, one with a great record at home and a part timer of real skill.
Of the 5 spinners used in the game, India had the top 3.
India’s spinners took 3/370.
Australia’s took 3/166.
You could say their were mitigating factors, like Bhaji bowling shit in the first innings, and Kumble’s shoulder.
But the fact is they bowled a lot more overs, and went for a lot more runs, than two part timers, one straight off a plane, and got as many wickets.
India’s quick bowlers on the other hand, for the amount of overs they bowled, did a great job.
If the spinners had matched their output India would have probably won the game by a fair distance.
Reputations are there for a reason and Kumble and Bhaji deserve theirs, and no one is saying that Michael Clarke and Cameron White are long term spinning options, or even really decent short term options, but you have to give them some credit in this match.