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Harbhajan shares his woes post-retirement

Harbhajan, Six Sports

Harbhajan Singh undoubtedly is India’s one of the greatest cricketers who has been a hero of multiple series victories. From being a part of WT20 and World Cup Champion to incredible spells on foreign soil, the Turbanator of Indian Cricket will go down as a spectacular match-winner in tough situations. He took to social media to bid farewell to the game. From die-hard fans to fellow cricketers everyone wished him good luck for his 2nd innings.

Harbhajan shares his woes post-retirement, Six Sports

Bhajji was a regular feature in the Indian team till the 2011 World Cup win. However post the victorious campaign, things got changed in the camp as new young players got calls in the international setup.

In the 2013 Champions Trophy, India played with a team that was completely a new outfit with very few members of the 2011 World Cup squad. Senior players like Harbhajan Singh, Yuvraj Singh, and Gautum Gambhir got axed without much reasoning from the BCCI and the preconceived notion was that MS Dhoni and Co. were looking to build a team keeping the future in mind.

Harbhajan shares his woes post-retirement, Six Sports

“When someone takes over 400 wickets and then he doesn’t get a chance or he’s not been told the reason for the drop, many questions are raised in mind. I asked many people regarding my drop out from the team, but I didn’t get any reply,” Harbhajan said in his latest interview. “It always feels nice to have that support. I’ll say that if I got the support at the right time, I would’ve retired much earlier after 500-550 wickets because I was 31 when I reached the 400-wicket mark. If I played 3-4 years more, I would’ve reached 500 wickets but that didn’t happen,”

Harbhajan portrayed this as the sad scenario prevailing in Indian Cricket. Bhajji was last seen in the blue jersey in a T20I match against South Africa back in 2016.

“I asked them have I suddenly lost my appearance or my bowling has deteriorated or what has happened that you are not choosing me at all. There was no answer to this. And if this can happen to the 400 wicket-taker, then no one will ask the 40 wicket-taker. This is a sad story of Indian cricket where the one who has achieved something, isn’t even talked to properly after he is not needed.”

The major issue today in the Indian Cricket setup is definitely the fiasco between Kohli and the BCCI. Harbhajan who played a lot of cricket under Ganguly had often attributed several of his iconic performances to be the result of Dada’s constant backing. With Ganguly now being the BCCI President, Bhajji keeps his faith in his favorite captain to solve all kinds of misunderstandings and bring unity to the system.

Harbhajan shares his woes post-retirement, Six Sports

“I know Ganguly, he is a very clean person. He is a solid person. He is a person who believes in unity. The credit for the change in the map of Indian cricket goes to him,” he said.

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