Harbhajan Singh last played for India in 2016 but he still hasn’t announced his retirement from the game of cricket. The veteran spinner continues to feature in the Indian Premier League(IPL) and is currently playing for Chennai Super Kings in the league. Harbhajan doesn’t seem to end his career soon because he feels that he is still fit to play in the T20 league.
The Punjab-born cricketer was the linchpin for Team India. He was impregnable at the peak of his career. Playing in 103 Test matches, he gave several match-winning performances but his most memorable bowling attack came against Australia in the historic Kolkata Test victory.
He picked up the Test hat-trick against the visitors and became the first Indian bowler to achieve this feat. Overall, he has scalped 417 Test wickets, including 25 five-wicket hauls.
I can’t say whether this will be my last IPL: Harbhajan Singh
In the recent interaction, Harbhajan sing reckons that his career in cricket will continue until his body supports him. After getting reset for an extended period because of the ongoing pandemic, he feels invigorated like 2013 when he was the leading wicket-taker in IPL.
“I can’t say whether this will be my last IPL. It depends on my body. After four months of workout, rest, yoga sessions, I feel reinvigorated just like 2013, when I had 24 wickets in that IPL edition,” Harbhajan told PTI.
“To each his own. If someone feels he wants game time, good for him. If I bowl 2000 balls at the nets for a month, the amount of top-level cricket I have played, it’s good enough,” Harbhajan said.
Harbhajan Singh played for Mumbai Indians for ten seasons before shifting his base to CSK in 2018. He has won the title for both the franchise. In total, he has 160 matches and picked 150 wickets in IPL.
Meanwhile, the 13th edition of the IPL has been postponed indefinitely because of the pandemic. There are speculations over hosting the cash-rich league later this year but with the rising COVID-19 cases in India, BCCI’s plan might get cancelled.