HARBHAJAN SINGH

  • Is Harbhajan Singh back to his best? 6 days ago

    The loop is back. He is not pushing it through. There is less frustration in his demeanour when hit for runs. The wicket column is densely populated. Does that all indicate Harbhajan Singh is still good for an India return? The wily Sardar celebrated his 100th IPL match with a Man-of-the-Match...
  • IPL 2015: Harbhajan Singh defends Kieron Pollard's tape-on-mouth act 1 week ago

    Defending Kieron Pollard for plastering his mouth after being told to be quiet by the umpire, Mumbai Indians' senior off-spinner Harbhajan Singh the bizarre gesture was unique but not in bad taste. "The umpire told him to stay quiet, so he wanted to make sure to put the tape on his...
  • IPL 8: Ricky Ponting's positive attitude working wonders for MI, says Harbhajan 1 week ago

    Bangalore: Relieved after ending a four-match losing streak, Mumbai Indians' spin spearhead Harbhajan Singh said head coach Ricky Ponting's positive attitude and calm demeanour played a huge part in keeping the team together in tough situations. "He (Ponting) is a very positive guy. The way he played cricket throughout his career....
  • IPL 8: MS Dhoni praises bowlers for win against Mumbai Indians April 18, 2015

    Mumbai: On a high after having won all three games so far, Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni praised his bowlers for doing well upfront, to reduce Mumbai Indians to 12 for 3 inside four overs in the Indian Premier League match on Friday. "The reason we loved to bowl was...
  • IPL 8: Dogged Rajasthan welcome iffy Mumbai at 'adopted home' April 14, 2015

    Ahmedabad: Buoyed by their thrilling last-ball win against Delhi Daredevils, a confident Rajasthan Royals will take on a beleaguered Mumbai Indians in an Indian Premier League cricket encounter here on Tuesday. Having won their first two matches on the road, the Steven Smith-led side will be playing their first match in...
  • IPL 8: Tried my best but couldn't finish the game, says Harbhajan April 13, 2015

    Mumbai: Mumbai Indians went down by 18 runs in a bizarre batting display against Kings XI Punjab in their Pepsi IPL 2015 encounter at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai on Sunday (April 12). Given Mumbai's rickety start - they were 25 for 4 at one stage - a convincing thrashing loomed...
  • IPL 8: Harbhajan's 64 off 24 in vain as Kings XI Punjab beat Mumbai Indians by 18 runs April 12, 2015

    Harbhajan Singh played a blinder of an innings to single-handedly take Mumbai Indians to striking distance of a dramatic victory with a stunning 24-ball 64 before his side lost their IPL match against Kings XI Punjab by 18 runs in an exciting contest on Sunday. The out of favour India player,...
  • Harbhajan Singh opens academy in Kolkata April 9, 2015

    Kolkata: Alarmed by the drug menace among youngsters in the country, out-of-favour India offspinner Harbhajan Singh, who had initially started an academy in Punjab with an aim to rehabilitate victims of substance abuse through cricket, on Thursday opened a new centre in Kolkata. This is Harbhajan's fifth academy in the country. "One...
  • Harbhajan Singh owes success to 'Golden Generation' of Indian cricket April 9, 2015

    Kolkata: World Cup winning offspinner Harbhajan Singh on Thursday owed his success to the golden generation of Indian cricketers and said he was lucky to play under the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman, Rahul Dravid and Anil Kumble. "I'm very lucky to have had seniors like them and...
  • IPL8 is the last comeback chance for India's famous five April 7, 2015

    With the eighth season of Indian Premier League all season set to start, some of the prominent former India stars will be hoping to make a comeback into the Indian team with a show worth noticing in the IPL. The likes of Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh...
  • IPL 8: Five things you haven't seen before in IPL April 6, 2015

    The green and gold confetti in the middle of Melbourne Cricket Ground is a sight still fresh in minds as the stage for Indian Premier League's eighth opening ceremony goes through the final round of beautification at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Barely two days after Australia reminded their habit...
  • IPL 8 Team Profile: Mumbai Indians target title-winning turnaround April 5, 2015

    One of the most talked about and well-supported franchises in the Indian Premier League, Mumbai Indians gear up for the eighth installment of the cash-rich T20 tournament as one of the favourites to clinch the title for the second time. The champions of the 2013 edition are set to begin their...
  • World Cup: Former greats attribute India's loss to missed opportunities March 26, 2015

    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...