Harbhajan Singh looks to earn a name for himself in land of 'Turbanator' fame, 100-Test old
Injuries and the advent of T20 cricket saw him temporarily lose his loop and tweak. Hectic scheduling and growing age resulted in that energetic approach to the stumps going weak. Things didn’t go as they were predicted for the 21-year-old who took 32 wickets (and who also scored the winning runs in Chepauk) against Steve Waugh’s Dream Team.
At times he would get bitter about reports that spoke about his slump and also with underachievers who received long ropes. Then he would often be dropped for a home series on the basis of his ineffectiveness abroad. Invariably, the replacement spinner — welcomed by tailor-made tracks — would be an instant hit. As for Harbhajan Singh, he would be written off once again. With age, the offie has taken this criticism in his stride.
“Everyone has got opinions. Even I’ve got my opinion about others, it’s not that I’m right all time. You’ve got to live with it,” he says.
In 2012, dropped while on 98 Tests, Harbhajan Singh went for a County stint and returned a better bowler. Only to be drafted directly into the T20 squad. He again seemed flat in his only Test against England. Now Harbhajan Singh is back in the mix, this time on the back of a modest domestic season for Punjab and also his Rest of India showing.
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