Turbanator Harbhajan Singh still believes he has it in him what it takes to play International T20s for India. He believes that the level of the IPL is not very different to that of T20I and if he continues to perform in the cash rich league then he should be considered for the national team selection. However, he also felt that the selectors won’t consider him just because of his age.
The off-spinner who last played for India in the Asia Cup in 2016 said “I am ready. If I can bowl well in IPL, which is a very difficult tournament for bowlers because the grounds are smaller, and all the top players in world cricket play in the IPL. It is very challenging to bowl against them and if you can do well against them in IPL, you can do well in international cricket. I have bowled predominantly in the powerplay and middle overs and got wickets.”
“In international cricket, not all teams have quality players like IPL teams, where every team has a top-six which is good. Yes, Australia, England, India have all got very good batting line-ups,” Harbhajan said. But if I can get Johnny Bairstow and David Warner in IPL, don’t you think I can get them in international cricket? But it is not in my hands. No one comes and talks to you in this present Indian set-up,” he added.