Veteran spinner Harbhajan Singh, who was part of India’s world winning team squad of 2007 T20 world cup and 2011 fifty over world cup, last played international match for the country four years ago. After this, he never appeared in blue jersey again, but the hunger to represent the nation is still alive in him.
Harbhajan Singh, who turns 40 in July, has said that he is ready to play in the T20 format with the national team.“I am ready. If I can bowl well in IPL, which is a very difficult tournament for bowlers because the grounds are smaller, and all the top players in world cricket play in the IPL,” ESPNCricinfo quoted Harbhajan as saying.
Harbhajan, who has played for Mumbai Indians and is part of Chennai Super Kings currently, is the third bowler to jointly take the most wickets in IPL history. He has so far claimed 150 wickets in the most richest t20 league of the world with an economy of around seven. The turbanator’s last national appearance came way back in 2016 Asia Cup.
The veteran bowler of Team India said that he is very sad that despite being doing well in the IPL, the selectors are ignoring him. “They will not look at me because they feel I am too old,” he said. “Also I don’t play any domestic cricket. [In the] Last four-five years they did not look at me even though I was doing well in the IPL, taking wickets and I had all my records to back my case.
Even after this, Harbhajan hopes that he can still play an international match for Team India. The veteran off spinner from Jalandhan has plied his trade in 28 T20 Internationals where he has scalped 27 wickets at an economy of just 6.20.