Recently, Michael Clarke passed a comment about how Australian Cricket players do not get on Virat Kohli’s bad side for IPL contracts. Now, Harbhajan Singh hits back at this comment.
This comment did not go down well with several players including Australian Captain, Tim Paine. Furthermore, veteran Indian Cricket team player Harbhajan Singh made sure he expresses his opinion about the same.
During an interview with IANS, Harbhajan Singh said that there is no way that being on Virat Kohli’s good book will help any player regain their Indian Premier League contracts. Furthermore, Singh said that if this claim is in fact true, then Michael Clarke must take the names of the players.
“Someone like (David) Warner or (Steve) Smith…how can you stop them? They don’t need to fear for their contracts. I don’t know if at all he felt there are guys (who fear for their contracts), he should have named them.“
Harbhajan Singh says that players such as David Warner or Steve Smith cannot be stopped from getting IPL contracts. IPL Franchises make their own decisions and they pick players according to the ones who can win games for them.
Therefore, if a player is in Kohli’s good books, it won’t make a difference. On the other hand, if a player dismisses Kohli 4 times within 10 runs, then the player will get selected. It all depends on the performance of the player and not on the relationship the player shares with Virat Kohli.
“Every franchise has right to buy whoever they want to buy. They know who can win them games. If they will do well, they will have better chance to get picked. So it won’t make a difference if you are in Virat’s good books or any other player’s good books. On the contrary, if someone gets Virat out four times under 10 runs, he will say…pick him.”