When he would come into bowl, truth be told, the entire span of the six deliveries would manifest in one heck of an over. The six deliveries didn’t ever seem dull when Harbhajan Singh would come in for a bowl.
At the peak of his powers, he turned contests even against the likes of the very dominant, highly imposing Australia on their head. The man who took 32 wickets from just the 3 Tests during the famous and unforgettable 2001 series was perhaps our greatest spin bowler after an Anil Kumble.
Isn’t it? For the good of his fans, he continued to persist even when he called time on his national career and when the IPL was founded, we got to see the fiery and determined “Turbanator” rile up batsmen in the famous T20 franchise-based league cricket series.
After all, Harbhajan Singh is no ordinary player. He brings to the famous CSK outfit a wealth of international experience, having starred in no fewer than 239 international appearances (including Tests as well as ODIs).
It’s been a long and remarkable association that continues to this day. And that’s precisely what the off-spinner would have been doing had the most dreadful piece of news had not struck the world this year: Coronavirus!
That being said, in a recent interaction, Harbhajan Singh, who has actually become a household name of sorts given his passionate performances for Chennai Super Kings, shared some insights about what lies ahead.
And what he had to share was rather significant and interesting for cricket lovers. Here are some excerpts from the media interaction:
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. “It is very challenging to bowl against them and if you can do well against them in IPL, you can do well in international cricket. I have bowled predominantly in the powerplay and middle overs and got wickets,”
That being said, he would go onto add further about his place under the sun:
In international cricket, not all teams have quality players like IPL teams, where every team has a top-six which is good. Yes, Australia, England, India have all got very good batting line-ups,” Harbhajan said.
“But 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.