Indian veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh is at the fag end of his career. The 2011 World Cup winner will soon be turning 40. However, Bhajji is still hopeful of making a return in the national team set up. The Punjabi spinner feels he is ready to represent India in tT20Is matches.
The 39-year-old last donned the Indian jersey in 2016. Currently, The offie stands third as the highest wicket-taker in the Indian Premier League.
Speaking with ESPNcricinfo, Harbhajan Singh said, “I’m 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 ”
“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,” he added.
Harbhajan Singh also shared how he felt hurt when he wasn’t considered by the national team selectors despite his IPL success. He said, “They will not look at me because they feel I am too old. Also, I don”t play any domestic cricket. (In the) Last four-five years they did not look at me even though I was doing well in the IPL, taking wickets and I had all my records to back my case.”
Harbhajan also terms IPL as is the toughest T20 tournament. He adds how he could’ve made a return to the Indian team after performing well in the league.
“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. 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,” Bhajji commented.