Harbhajan Singh Relishes International Return, Rubbishes off Rivalry with Ashwin, Jadeja

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Tuesday, February 16th, 2016 | 0


India’s ace off-spinner Harbhajan Singh may have made a much-awaited return to international cricket recently, but he continues to be deprived of a berth in the starting XI, essentially for being considered the ‘third-choice spinner’ in the team.

The presence of fellow tweaker Ravichandran Ashwin and left-arm orthodox Ravindra Jadeja have kept Harbhajan out of the action, who neither got a game in the three-match series against Australia Down Under, nor in the home series against Sri Lanka.

In an interview with Sportstar, the 35-year-old ‘Turbanator’ opined that it doesn’t matter who’s in the side as long as the team is performing well, as he shrugged off rivalry talks with his teammates.

“With time, everything changes. It doesn’t bother me as to who the first, second or third spinner is. In my view, whoever gets the opportunity to play must win games for the country,” said Harbhajan. “They have taken that seat where I used to sit. That’s all fine.”

He continued: “As long as I continue to work hard and get back to where I was, it’s fine. It’s about doing the right things. I wish the other two spinners all the luck. And I hope they continue to do what they have been doing.”

Relishing his return to the international arena, Harbhajan added: “It’s just nice to be back where I belong. And, yes, I hope that I will get to play (on a regular basis) because I want to do what I am capable of doing. I want to do what I have always done.”




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