I am mentally superior to Australians: Harbhajan

March 6th, 2008 - 5:48 pm ICT by admin  

A file-photo of Harbhajan Singh

Sydney, March 6 (IANS) Harbhajan Singh gave another reason to Australians to sulk, insisting he was mentally superior to the world champions and had clearly won the battle of the minds, the media here reported. “I was too mentally tough for the Australians,” Harbhajan was quoted as saying in The Daily Telegraph.

“I was proud of the way our team played and I believe we have the potential to be No.1 side in the world,” he said.

Asked whether the explosive summer had affected him, Harbhajan retorted: “None of it bothered me. There were a lot of unnecessary things spoken. It just made me stronger. I love challenges and though people were booing me, I tried to ignore it.”

Harbhajan left Brisbane Wednesday night after team officials attempted to bluff by claiming he had been smuggled out of the country early to avoid media scrutiny. He promised to return to Australia better than ever and claimed he had drawn strength from a revered Sikh saint, Guru Gobind Singh.

“One Sikh is enough for 125,000 people,” he claimed. As the whole of India luxuriated in the team’s astonishing one-day finals whitewash of Australia, star Indian players vowed they would soon overtake Australia as the world’s No.1 team.

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