Harbhajan Singh has not yet retired from international cricket. But he hasn’t played for India since 2016. His appearance for the country cricket was in the T20I against the UAE in the 2016 Asian Cup. Since then, comments and features in the Indian Premier League ( IPL) have used by the off-spinner. He has been playing for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) under the MS Dhoni since 2018.
Moreover, with Team India moving away from him for a long time, it seems hard for the Harbhajan to make a comeback. However, the Punjab player has not yet given up his hopes and is ready to play for his country again. He feels that if he can do well against the top players in the IPL, there is no need to struggle at the international stage.
“I am set. It’s tough to bowl against them, and if I’m able to spin well in the IPL, then I can do it well against them in the International Cricket Tournament, because the fields are small and all the top foreign players are playing in the IPL. I’ve mainly been bowling in the middle and powerplay, and picked wickets, “he said in an interview.
“I feel like I am too old,” Harbhajan Singh says.
Over the years, Harbhajan Singh has done well at the IPL. He is the third-highest cash-rich wicket holder with 150 wickets in 157 innings in the cash-rich league with a 7.05 economy. He’s been the best bowler (7.68) since IPL 2017. Yet the 38-year-old has been troubled by the selectors’ stoppage.
He said, “They ‘re not going to look on me because they believe like I’m too aged.” “I don’t play domestic cricket, therefore. “They didn’t look at me in the last five-four years, while I did well in the IPL, I was taking wickets and all of my records to back my case,” added the Offie. He also said that the standard of the IPL teams did not feature all the foreign teams.
“Not all teams have talented players such as IPL teams with international cricket, and every team has a top-six, which is fine. Yes, everybody has excellent batting lineups in Australia, in England, in India. But you don’t think I would take them into international cricket if I can get Johnny Bairstow and David Warner in the IPL? It’s not in my hands, however. In this current Indian setup, no one comes and talks to you, “said Harbhajan Singh.