HARBHAJAN SINGH

  • Harbhajan to miss Duleep Trophy semi-final, Gambhir to captain North 4 days ago

    Mohali: In a big setback for North Zone ahead of the Duleep Trophy semi-final against Central Zone, captain Harbhajan Singh has been forced to sit out due to viral fever as Gautam Gambhir will step in as the leader, here on Wednesday. Out-of-favour Indian off-spinner, Harbhajan, is heartbroken to sit out...
  • Healthy team environment saw India lift 2011 World Cup: Harbhajan Singh 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Apart from a strong team, a healthy team environment was crucial for India's title triumph at the 2011 World Cup, off-spinner Harbhajan Singh said on Saturday. "During the 2011 World Cup, our team was really strong. But the most important factor was the healthy team environment we had within...
  • Harbhajan Singh to lead North Zone team for the Duleep Trophy 1 week ago

    Chandigarh: Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh was on Saturday named captain of North Zone team while dashing left-hander Gautam Gambhir will be the side's vice-captain for the Duleep Trophy campaign starting from October 22. The decision was taken at a meeting of North Zone Selection Committee held at PCA Cricket Stadium, Mohali, under...
  • Will seek legal action if Hair makes another comment, says Harbhajan Singh October 16, 2014

    Harbhajan Singh has threatened to take legal action against controversial umpire Darrell Hair if the Australian continues to damage his reputation by making provocative comments against him. "I have no time for Darrell Hair's nonsense. Who the hell is he? Is he bigger than the ICC? But if he tries to...
  • 'Darrell Hair has gone mad,' says angry Harbhajan Singh October 15, 2014

    An enraged Harbhajan Singh has slammed former ICC umpirer Darrell hair for his remark "role models for chuckers" directed at him, Saqlain Mushtaq and Muttiah Muralitharan after ICC's recent clamp down on illegal bowling action leading to bans on a number of bowlers. "This is too much. Hair is...
  • CLT20: Pressure on us now, says Mumbai skipper Pollard September 14, 2014

    Raipur: Having started their campaign in the Champions League Twenty20 with a loss on Saturday, Mumbai Indians captain Kieron Pollard conceded that pressure would be on his side as they will have to win their next two matches to make it to the tournament proper. "We have to now win both...
  • CLT20: Potential title contenders Mumbai Indians face qualifying hurdle September 9, 2014

    Defending champions Mumbai Indians should consider themselves lucky to be competing in the sixth edition of the Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) after they picked up their performance in the later half of IPL 7 to finish fourth and get an entry into the CLT20 qualifying round. Mumbai, in order to enter...
  • Usain Bolt's smooth bowling action amazed me: Harbhajan Singh September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Getting a chance to interact with two global sporting legends in a space of two months is an experience in itself and Indian offspinner Harbhajan Singh feels "blessed" to have interacted with Pele and now Usain Bolt. What completely floored Harbhajan was the manner in which Bolt, the 'fastest...
  • CLT20: The past champions September 2, 2014

    On October 28, 2012 at Johannesburg, Sydney Sixers beat Lions by ten wickets to claim the Champions League T20. The Mumbai Indians team posing with the 2011 CLT20 trophy, their first piece of silverware. The team led by Harbhajan Singh beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 31 runs to win the title.The second CLT20 was played in South Africa, where Chennai Super Kings triumphed over Warriors. Michael Hussey hit 52* in a one-sided final at Johannesburg on September 26, 2010. CSK also won the IPL that season.
  • Rohit set to miss CLT20, Pollard frontrunner to lead Mumbai Indians August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Star batsman Rohit Sharma's finger fracture is not only a blow to the Indian team but a big setback for Mumbai Indians as well, who will be playing in the qualifiers of the Champions League T20 starting September 13, in Raipur. With Rohit sustaining a fractured middle finger during...
  • I feel ignored at times with selection snub: Harbhajan June 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Selection snubs despite good performances have left him feeling hurt but veteran Indian offspinner Harbhajan Singh says being ignored repeatedly has not dampened his spirits and he would continue to try for a comeback in the national team. Harbhajan finished this edition of IPL with 14 wickets from 14...
  • IPL 7: Mumbai's slim playoff chances stay alive with win over Rajasthan May 19, 2014

    Mumbai Indians' everysoslim chances of reaching the IPL7 playoffs remained alive with a clinical 25run win against Rajasthan Royals in Ahmedabad on Monday. Michael Hussey's successful return inspired Mumbai's inconsistent batting as his 120run opening stand with Lendl Simmons took the team to a challenging 178 for 3. It was incidentally...
  • IPL 7: Mumbai look to upset Rajasthan's playoff equation May 19, 2014

    With Mumbai Indians' title defence all but over, the defending champions would like to upset Rajasthan Royals' playoff calculations as the hosts look to strengthen their position in the top four when the two teams clash in Ahmedabad on Monday. Mumbai this year have hardly played like the titleholders and...
  • You have to bowl without fear in T20s, says Harbhajan Singh May 7, 2014

    Considering that the margin for error is very less in Twenty20 leagues such as IPL, Harbhajan Singh says it is important to "have courage and bowl without fear" in the slambang format where batsmen call the shots. Playing for Mumbai Indians in the ongoing seventh edition of the Indian Premier League,...
  • As it happened: Chennai vs Mumbai, IPL 7, Match 13 April 25, 2014

    Mumbai Indians haven't got on the points table yet in IPL 7, having been blanked in both their matches so far; and their task isn't going to get any easier as they face a peaking Chennai Super Kings. Mumbai's batting is more to blame for their disastrous start as they have...
  • IPL 7: Good chance of Mumbai Indians defending their title April 15, 2014

    The reigning Indian Premier League (IPL) and Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) title-holders, Mumbai Indians, will once again be one of the favourites in the seventh edition of cash-rich IPL, though the striking difference between MI of previous six editions and MI of IPL 7 will be the absence of legendary...
  • Don't be so bitter about one bad day: Harbhajan on Yuvraj April 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Facing a barrage of criticism for his slow batting in the lost World Twenty20 final against Sri Lanka, Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh found support from his teammate and close friend Harbhajan Singh, who urged fans to not be bitter about just "one bad day". "Shocking to c every1 blaming...
  • Harbhajan to lead North in Deodhar Trophy March 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Out-of-favour India spinner Harbhajan Singh will captain the North Zone team in the Deodhar Trophy to be played at Visakhapatnam from March 23. Another player trying to make a comeback to the Indian team, Gautam Gambhir has been named vice captain. North Zone will meet South Zone in a semi-final...
  • I compete with myself and not Ashwin, says Harbhajan March 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Ravichandran Ashwin's shoddy overseas performance in recent times might have enhanced Harbhajan Singh's chances of a return to the national side but the experienced off-spinner says he is not competing with the Tamil Nadu tweaker for a place in the Indian team. "In all these years, I have only...
  • Don't see talented offies in domestic circuit: Harbhajan Singh March 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Senior off-spinner and Punjab captain Harbhajan Singh lamented serious dearth of quality tweakers in the domestic circuit. "Well, I played a lot of domestic matches this season but frankly speaking I haven't seen any great talent emerging. There are not too many young bowlers who are ready to give...
  • Harbhajan can make a comeback to Team India : Sourav Ganguly February 26, 2014

    Kolkata: Out of favour he might be right now but former Indian captain former captain Sourav Ganguly feels seasoned off-spinner Harbhajan Singh can make a comeback if the selectors look beyond those favoured by skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni. "I think Bhajji can make a comeback to the national side in both...
  • Harbhajan Singh to lead Punjab in Vijay Hazare Trophy February 24, 2014

    Mohali: Offspinner Harbhajan Singh will lead the Punjab side for the North Zone one-dayers for Vijay Hazare Trophy, starting February 27. IPL-7's most expensive player Yuvraj Singh was also named in the squad announced on Monday. Punjab will take on Haryana in their first game on February 27 at Jamia Milia grounds...
  • Harbhajan, Pragyan Ojha must for Tests: Sourav Ganguly February 20, 2014

    Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly took a swipe at the selectors' decision to omit leftarm spinner Pragyan Ojha, especially after a 10wicket haul in his last Test. Pointing out that India's weak spin department contributed to the 01 series loss in New Zealand, Ganguly said Ojha and veteran offspinner Harbhajan...
  • Monkeygate saga ruined Symond's career, feels Ponting February 13, 2014

    Sydney : Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting feels lack of support from the cricket board (CA) to Andrew Symonds during the monkeygate episode was the reason behind the premature end to the mercurial all rounder's career. Ponting said Cricket Australia (CA) bowed to the heavyweights BCCI during the 2008 incident in...
  • Stuart Binny took game away from us: Harbhajan Singh February 10, 2014

    Bangalore: Rest of India captain Harbhajan Singh lauded Karnataka allrounder Stuart Binny for virtually taking the game away from his team by scoring a sparkling unbeaten century. "Credit must go to Binny for the manner in which he batted. He took the game away from us," he told reporters at the...
  • Vinay Kumar scalps six to restrict Rest of India February 9, 2014

    Bangalore: Skipper Vinay Kumar grabbed 6 for 47 and bowled Ranji Trophy champions Karnataka into a sound position against Rest of India, who were all out for 201 despite a valiant 91 by Dinesh Karthik on Day 1 of the Irani Cup here Sunday. In reply, Karnataka were 35 for...
  • Every match is an opportunity to get better, says Harbhajan February 8, 2014

    Bangalore: Rest of India captain Harbhajan Singh doesn't want to put too much pressure on himself thinking about his national comeback although he termed each and every match as "an opportunity to do well" in order to get back into the national team. "I don't think about being dropped. Every match...