The ‘turbanator’ Harbhajjan Singh is feeling on top of the world after getting a recall into the Indian ODI team for the Zimbabwe tour. After failing to make it to the 30-member squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, he has earned another opportunity to prove his mettle to the selectors.
After getting the good news, Bhajji expressed his happiness by saying,”I can’t tell you how happy I am that I will be wearing this blue jersey again. I don’t know anything apart from playing cricket. This is all I have done in my life and I am happy that I can again try and give my all for India.”
On being asked whether his Test match performance against Bangladesh in the one-off Test helped in his inclusion he said, “That the national selectors would be able to tell you. For me, the aim was to give my 200 per cent in India jersey after a comeback. I had prepared hard for that match.”
Bhajji seemed absolutely determined to make the most of this opportunity and give his best, even though the opponent is not the best in the world. “I believe cricket has a similarity with academics. A student studies day and night for his exams after 10 months. The only difference is for a cricketer, there is an exam every third day and you have to be well prepared for every exam. I feel that Zimbabwe series is another exam and I am studying hard to excel,” he said.
Harbhajan Singh last featured in an ODI representing India way back in 2011 against West Indies after the memorable World Cup 2011 victory. The ace spinner has 228 ODI appearances under his belt and the fans would hope to the see Bhajji making the Zimbabwean batsmen dance with his deceptive spin bowling.