Harbhajan Singh, the veteran Indian spinner, has opened up on the politics in the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI). He says there were a few people who did not want him in the team and captain then, MS Dhoni, supported the idea as well.
The off-spinner who has 417 Test, and 269 ODI wickets, feels that he would have gathered 100 or 150 more if he was given chance to play for one of two years in the national jersey.
One of India’s reliable sources, India Today revealed,
“Yes. MS Dhoni was the captain then, but I think this thing was above Dhoni’s head. To a certain extent, some BCCI officials were involved in this, and they didn’t want me, and the captain may have supported that, but a captain can never be above the BCCI. The BCCI officials have always been bigger than the captain, coach, or the team,”
Harbhajan has expressed his disappointment for ill-treatment by the BCCI and says that almost all factors were against him.
“Luck has always favored me. Just some external factors were not by my side, and maybe, they were completely against me. This is because of the way I was bowling or the rate at which I was moving ahead. I was 31 when I took 400 wickets, and if I would have played another 4-5 years, keeping in mind the kind of standards I had set for myself, I can tell you that I would have taken another 100-150 wickets or more,”
The 41-year old retired from all forms of cricket by the end of 2021 saying all good things must come to an end.
All good things come to an end and today as I bid adieu to the game that has given me everything in life, I would like to thank everyone who made this 23-year-long journey beautiful and memorable.
My heartfelt thank you ? Grateful .https://t.co/iD6WHU46MU
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) December 24, 2021
The fans are disheartened over his retirement as they will see no Bhajji during the Indian Premier League (IPL 2022) due to start this March. However, it is learned that the former cricketer will be added as a mentor, coach, or staff-member of any high-profile IPL team.
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