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Good to see Harbhajan Singh playing Tests again: Yuvraj Singh

Press Trust of India
Feb 19, 2013 at 05:10pm IST

Mumbai: Ignored by the selectors for the first two Tests against Australia, middle-order batsman Yuvraj Singh Tuesday said the upcoming four-match series for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy starting on Friday will be a good contest.

"I just think it's going to be a good series," he told reporters on the sidelines of an event of an international sportswear company. He welcomed the inclusion of his Punjab team-mate Harbhajan Singh in the Test squad and said it would be a great feat if the senior off-spinner plays his 100th Test.

"I think it's a great achievement. Bhajji has been a great bowler for India. He is someone who is also contributing with the bat, so I am really happy for Harbhajan and I hope he does well in this series," said the 31-year-old left handed batsman and occasional spin bowler. India take on Australia in a four-match Test series starting in Chennai from February 22.

Good to see Harbhajan playing Tests again: Yuvraj

Yuvraj Singh said the upcoming four-match series for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy starting on Friday will be a good contest.

Asked to compare the captaincy styles of the two rival skippers Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Michael Clarke, Yuvraj said, "I never played under Clarke's captaincy. But he is a good player and is leading Australia. So, I am sure he has good captaincy experience." On his own fitness Yuvraj, who has recovered from a rare germ cell cancer, said there are no issues now.

"Post my return (to cricket) it has been great. I have been training hard for the last six-eight months. Its been a year since my treatment. I am much fitter. I have lost 12-13 kgs and I am really peaking well in fitness and hopefully, in the next couple of months, work a little hard and get super fit."

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