2017 ICC Champions Trophy: Brand Ambassador Harbhajan Singh Arrives in England

saika / 31 May 2017

Harbhajan Singh has been lately in news for all wrong reasons. He was misinterpreted by the media when he showed his eagerness to play for India in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017.

The media misquoted his words on ex-skipper MS Dhoni but thankfully the veteran spinner cleared all the confusions.

On Tuesday morning itself, Harbhajan Singh appeared in the UK, as being one of the eight Brand Ambassadors for ICC Champions Trophy 2017.

Along with Harbhajan, Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi, Bangladesh’s Habibul Bashar, England’s Ian Bell, New Zealand’s Shane Bond, Australia’s Mike Hussey, Kumar Sangakkara of Sri Lanka and Graeme Smith of South Africa are the other ambassadors for the tournament. In a statement released to the ICC, Harbhajan had said,

“To be appointed as an Ambassador for a global event in which India will be the defending champion is one of the highs for me as a cricketer and something to be really proud of.”

“I am confident that team India will achieve greater heights and am sure that millions of fans back home will be following the side’s fortunes.”, he added.

He also shared a pic of his arrival in London.

Just landed in UK this morning as the ICC brand ambassador for India, for the 2017 Champions Trophy ?

A post shared by Harbhajan Turbanator Singh (@harbhajan3) on

Harbhajan was a member of the Indian side which shared the 2002 trophy with Sri Lanka in Colombo. The eight Ambassadors, between them, have played 1,774 One-Day Internationals, scoring 51,906 runs with 48 centuries, and taking 838 wickets.

The Ambassadors will be involved in the Champions Trophy Tour and will also make appearances in the UK. In addition to this, the eight cricketers will be the part of an ICC editorial team and will provide match previews and match analysis through exclusive columns which will be available on the ICC website.