Selectors will not consider me as they think I am too old: Harbhajan Singh
New Delhi : It has been around 4 years since India's turbanator Harbhajan Singh has donned the blue jersey, but he has not lost hopes of playing for team India again in future.
Harbhajan Singh believes that he is fit for the game and is looking forward for his comeback in T20 cricket for India.
“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.
Despite the fact that he had last played for Indian in 2016 Asia Cup, he has been consistently playing the IPL games. Harbhajan, who was played for Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings in IPL, is the joint third-highest wicket taker in the league with 150 scalps to his name at an economy rate of 7.05.
Speculating over the reasons why he did not get a chance to play for team India in recent times, he said selectors may have not opted me as they think I have become too old for the game.
“They will not look at me because they feel I am too old,” he said. “Also I don’t play any domestic cricket.
“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.
Claiming that IPL is one of the toughest tournaments when it comes to T20, he claimed that anyone who can perform there can perform at the international level too. With this he hopes to make a comeback in team India soon.
“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,” he added.