HARBHAJAN SINGH

  • World Cup: Former greats attribute India's loss to missed opportunities 2 days ago

    Sydney: Attributing India's ouster from the World Cup to crucial missed opportunities, former cricketers on Thursday said the team needed a big knock from a top-order batsman to have a shot at overhauling the mammoth Australian total. Set a steep target of 329, the defending champions lost by 95 runs to...
  • World Cup: Shoaib Akhtar flayed for mocking Pakistan cricket on show March 3, 2015

    Karachi: Maverick former fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar's remarks mocking the state of affairs in Pakistan cricket on a popular Indian comedy show have evoked angry reactions from ex-players and officials in Pakistan. Akhtar appeared with off-spinner Harbhajan Singh on the 'Comedy Nights with Kapil' show in India and some of his...
  • Harbhajan Singh, Ishant Sharma congratulate India February 22, 2015

    Melbourne: Pacer Ishant Sharma, who was ruled out of the World Cup with an injury, and out-of-favour off-spinner Harbhajan Singh congratulated the Indian cricket team on winning their World Cup Pool B encounter against South Africa on Sunday. India posted a healthy 307/7 in their 50 overs, courtesy superb knocks from...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 9, Group B, Day 3: Manan's five-for helps Delhi beat Punjab February 8, 2015

    Patiala: Manan Sharma returned with a five-wicket haul as Delhi pulled off a dramatic 90-run win over Punjab following two stunning batting collapses on the third day of their Ranji Trophy Group B match on Sunday. Openers Unmukt Chand (56) and Gautam Gambhir (67) began the day for Delhi at 48...
  • India need bowling heroes to retain World Cup: Harbhajan Singh February 4, 2015

    New Delhi: India's batting line-up led by Virat Kohli can chase any total on a given day but bowlers need to "stand up and be counted" in order to retain the cricket World Cup, feels ace spinner Harbhajan Singh. "India possess a fabulous batting line-up with Virat Kohli, Mahendra Singh Dhoni,...
  • Will talk when it happens: Geeta Basra on marriage February 3, 2015

    Mumbai: Actress Geeta Basra, reportedly in a relationship with cricketer Harbhajan Singh, prefers to keep mum about her personal life. She says when she decides to get married, everyone will know. Asked when she is planning to settle down with Harbhajan, Geeta told IANS: "Whenever it happens, you all will definitely...
  • Lack of practice hurt Indian bowlers: Harbhajan Singh February 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh is of the belief that lack of practice was the reason behind the Indian bowlers' inconsistency during their dismal tour of Australia. India lost the four-match Test series 0-2 and also failed to win a single match in the One-Day International (ODI) tri-series against England and...
  • Harbhajan, Laxman worried about India's death bowling at World Cup January 10, 2015

    Test stalwart VVS Laxman and 2011 World Cup winner Harbhajan Singh have questioned India's ability to bowl at the death in limited-overs cricket and feel India's title defence in Australia and New Zealand will depend on how the bowling holds up in the final overs of an innings. Talking to The...
  • No comebacks for Yuvraj, Sehwag and other 2011 World Cup heroes January 7, 2015

    In a clear sign of looking ahead and showing no interest in putting the clock back, the national selection panel led by Sandeep Patil on Tuesday dashed the frail comeback hopes of Player of 2011 World Cup, Yuvraj Singh, by ignoring him for the elite tournament. Media reports have speculated that...
  • Harbhajan, Yuvraj refuse to comment on Dhoni's retirement December 30, 2014

    Rajkot: Former India offspinner Harbhajan Singh and his Punjab team-mate Yuvraj Singh, both axed from the national team, on Tuesday offered no reaction on the India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's retirement from Test cricket. "I will not say anything as I have nothing to say," said Harbhajan. His teammate Yuvraj Singh was...
  • Srikkanth credits selectors for World Cup probables squad December 4, 2014

    Former Indian captain Krishnamachari Srikkanth said the Indian selectors did a fair job in excluding the senior players like Sehwag, Yuvraj, Gambhir, Harbhajan and Zaheer. ...
  • End of the road for India's 2011 World Cup heroes? December 4, 2014

    Only three players from India's 2011 World Cup-winning eleven will be part of the nation's title-defence in Australia and New Zealand. In unequivocal earnest, the selectors have doused the flickering flame that kept hopes of Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh and Zaheer Khan alive. BCCI selectors have picked...
  • Sehwag, Gambhir, Yuvraj, Harbhajan not among India's World Cup 2015 probables December 4, 2014

    The BCCI selectors ended hopes of its 2011 World Cup winners Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Gautam Gambhir and Zaheer Khan to be part of India's title defence in Australia next month - leaving them out of the list of 30 probables announced on Thursday. Eleven players from the 2011...
  • India's World Cup 2015 probables squad to be picked today December 3, 2014

    Mumbai: The preliminary list of 30 Indian probables for the upcoming World Cup in Australia and New Zealand is to be finalised on Thursday by the national selectors, which may include a few proven but currently out-of-form cricketers. The meeting of the five-member selection panel headed by Sandeep Patil is scheduled...
  • Gritty East Zone take on formidable North in Deodhar semis November 29, 2014

    Mumbai: A depleted East Zone squad led by Manoj Tiwary will take on a much-fancied North Zone side captained by Harbhajan Singh in the semi-final of the Deodhar Trophy on Saturday. On paper, North certainly are the favorites with bulk of the team comprising of Punjab players, who recently finished runners-up...
  • I am targeting World Cup return, says Harbhajan Singh November 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Fresh from leading Punjab to a runner-up finish in the Vijay Hazare one-day tournament, out-of-favour Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh is happy with his own showing in the domestic circuit and is keen to make a comeback into the national team for the 2015 World Cup. "I am targeting the...
  • Harbhajan Singh did a great job in legalising his action: ICC CEO November 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Asserting that the timing of the crackdown on illegal actions is not a conspiracy, International Cricket Council CEO David Richardson lauded Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh for correcting his bowling action after being called twice in his career and making it absolutely legal. "At one stage his (Harbhajan Singh) action...
  • Vijay Hazare trophy: All-round Harbhajan leads Punjab into quarters November 19, 2014

    Rajkot: Captain Harbhajan Singh led from the front with an all-round effort as Punjab coasted to a comfortable 29-run win against Gujarat in the pre-quarterfinals of the Vijay Hazare one-day tournament on Wednesday. Punjab will meet Railways in the quarter-finals. Put into bat at the Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground, Punjab rode fine...
  • Sehwag, Gambhir tell NZ selection committee not to consider them November 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Veterans Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir's prospects of making an India comeback are all but over as the celebrated opening duo stayed away from selection in the 15-member North Zone squad for the Deodhar Trophy. The team will be led by senior off-spinner Harbhajan Singh. The North Zone selection committee,...
  • Chappell wanted to get rid of Sehwag, Yuvraj along with Ganguly: Harbhajan November 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Sachin Tendulkar's claims of Greg Chappell being a dictatorial coach seem to have opened a Pandora's box with his then teammate and senior offspinner Harbhajan Singh saying that some players in the side provided "selective misinformation" to the Australian in a phase which "temporarily destroyed Indian cricket". "Chappell destroyed...
  • Harbhajan to miss Duleep Trophy semi-final, Gambhir to captain North October 21, 2014

    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 October 18, 2014

    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 October 18, 2014

    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.