Report By Nandika Chand | Kashmir Srinagar | Last Updated at May 25 2020
I Am Doing Well In IPL But Selectors Feel I am Too Old: Harbhajan Singh
By: Nandika Chand
Harbhajan believes he can make a comeback into the Indian side.
Veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh feels the selectors find him too old to play for India. He said that despite bowling well and being a consistent performer in the IPL, selectors shy away from selecting him as he also doesn’t play any domestic cricket. Harbhajan last played for India in a T20I in the 2016 Asia Cup.
“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,” Harbhajan told ESPNCricinfo. “Last four to five years they (selectors) did not look at me though I was doing well in the IPL, taking wickets and I had all my records to back my case.”
Harbhajan revealed it is very challenging to bowl against them. “If you can do well against them in IPL, you can do well in international cricket. I have bowled predominately in the powerplay and middle overs and got wickets,” he said.
The two-time World Cup winner – 2007 T20 World Cup and 2011 ODI World Cup, believes he can make a comeback into the Indian side. “If I can get Johnny Bairstow and David Warner in IPL, don’t you think I can get them in international cricket? But it is not in my hands. No one comes and talks to you in this present Indian set-up,” he said.
Harbhajan has played for Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings in IPL. He continues to rule as India’s highest wicket-taker in Test cricket among active cricketers.