Cricketer Harbhajan Singh loves the spins of his life

November 14th, 2007 - 10:31 am ICT by admin  

Jalandhar, Nov.12 (ANI): Popularly known to cricket lovers as ‘Bhajji’ Harbhajan Singh is known for his iron-willed spirit on the cricket field.

Regarded by many as one of the most impressive spinners in recent times on the national circuit, the Jalandhar lad Harbhajan Singh is today known for adding a distinct joy to the game. He is sort of an individual who enjoys taking the bull by its horns.

“I was very passionate about playing cricket since childhood. It was my father’s dream that I should play cricket. In fact, he was very enthusiastic about my taking to any sport,” said Harbhajan Singh.

“He (father) wanted me to do so well to make his and the family proud. He wanted me to make Punjab and the entire nation proud. God has been kind to gift me the ecstasy of just doing something I never dreamt of,” Harbhajan added.

He was selected to play in the Indian national cricket team when he was just over 17 years.

“I never thought that I would be able to play for India at such an early age. It’s been ten years now and I believe no cricketer from Punjab has played for India for such a long time,” said Harbhajan.

He overcame a bad patch in his bowling career and returned to the national team.

“I was out of the team for the last three or four months. But I made a come back that too for the Twenty20 World Cup which was not an easy tour for any bowler. But I bowled well and enjoyed the challenges,” he said.

Harbhajan believes a person should work hard for his goals. God also tests, but one should be patient in life. It pays in the end.

“Of the several big moments of life, I think it was my selection for the national team that is still close to my heart. It was a big day for me and my father. I still remember the joy on his face,” he said.

Harbhajan said: “When I got a hat-trick against Australia and whenever I bag “The Man of the Series” or “The Man of the Match” awards are the moments to cherish. The recent victory of Twenty20 World Cup was a great moment again.”

He is confident of achieving more glorious moments in future too. (ANI)

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