HARBHAJAN

  • 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.
  • 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...