‘My role is the same as it was 5-7 years back’, says Harbhajan Singh

New Delhi(PTI): Keen to prove a point on his comeback in the upcoming cricket Test against Bangladesh, senior off-spinner Harbhajan Singh on Sunday said that his role in the Indian team is still ‘same as it used to be 5-7 years back’ when he was the spearhead of the bowling attack.


“My role is same in the team as it was 5-7 years back. We need to work as a unit. All the four or bowlers need to back each other. When it comes to goal, it was same when I was playing alongside Anil Kumble and Amit Mishra. It is to help each other in winning games,” Harbhajan told media persons at the Open Session on the eve of team’s departure to Dhaka.

He has made a comeback after two years but when questioned about the difference from Harbhajan of the old, he quickly countered,”Can you see any difference? There is no difference.” India’s third highest wickettaker in Test cricket once again stressed that he always had the self-belief to make a comeback.

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“Last two years, I have been out of the team but I always had that in my mind that I am going to make a comeback and obviously I have been bowling well whenever I have got the opportunities at whatever level I have played, The comeback was always in my mind and thats what I was playing cricket for,” the 34 year-old said.

“I have played in the IPL. I keep on meeting my seniors they keep on pushing me that I have got lot of cricket left in me. I am very happy that I have seniors, who have always been there for all of us. Its nice to be back in the side and hopefully I can contribute to the team’s success,” he added.

Asked about his partnership with Ravichandran Ashwin, the ‘Turbanator’ said,”Our main job is to win games for Team India and working and bowling with him will always be a good. Both of us are trying to win games for India. So we are goung there as a team and as a team we need to push everyone together and in one direction to win the game.”