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Am Focused On Making A Comeback To The India Team: Harbhajan Singh

By Nilabh Aole -


India's premier off-spinner, Harbhajan Singh, who has taken 711 international wickets still unable to make a comeback into the national squad but trying his best to find a spot in the Champions Trophy (in June) squad. He is inspired by the comeback of Yuvraj Singh into the national squad. He had a Hindustan Times reporter, some excerpts of that interview are stated below.

Talking about the preparations for the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20, Vijay Hazare Trophy and IPL, Bhajji said, "It was a much-needed break. It was relaxing to spend time with the family and bring my baby girl home. As for cricket, I have been practising in Jalandhar for the past few days and look forward to playing for Punjab in various tournaments and the IPL. The ball is coming out nicely from the hand, so I am feeling refreshed and confident."

Bhajji also expressed his desire for a comeback, he said, "I am focused on making a comeback to the India team. I haven’t given up and want to do well in whatever chances I get in the coming three-four months. I am targeting the Champions Trophy (June, in England). Till then, I need to perform consistently and to my potential. I will be working hard to achieve this target for Punjab and then in the IPL."

He further elaborated, "Yuvi is a fighter who never gives up easily. To make a comeback, he had to score a lot many runs. He did that, scoring so many runs in Ranji Trophy, including a couple of big knocks. His comeback is inspiring for others too. He has been India’s finest finisher and, knowing his potential, I am sure he will do well against England."

Harbhajan concluded by talking about the reforms of Lodha panel, he said, "Whatever I am is because of the sport. If the BCCI feels I can do something for the game in administration, I will take up the task and offer my services. I will be playing cricket for two years. I cannot say anything about politics right now. My focus is on cricket and playing for India again."

Nilabh Aole

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