Harbhajan Singh entered the INR 2 crore base price category for the 2021 IPL auction
Recently, a few eyebrows were raised when Harbhajan Singh decided to sign up for the list of players who will come under the hammer Indian Premier League 2021 auction. The veteran off-spinner had decided not to participate in the 2020 cash-rich league season, where he was part of the Chennai Super Kings squad.
Harbhajan was released by the franchise ahead of the 2021 auction. The mini-auction will be held in Chennai on February 18th. The Punjab spinner has quoted its base price in INR 2 crore bracket. In a recent interaction, he revealed he is preparing for the 2021 season and preparing hard for it.
Harbhajan further explained his reason for not playing in the 2020 season, which was fully scheduled in the UAE. He revealed that due to the pandemic he felt he needed to be with his family and skipping the IPL was the right decision at the time.
There’s a lot of cricket left in me, a lot. From a fitness point of view, I’m pretty fit: Harbhajan Singh
“I’m looking forward to the IPL, I’m preparing hard for it. Even last year I wanted to play but due to the pandemic I couldn’t. I needed to be with my family. At this point, I thought skipping the IPL was the right decision, ”Harbhajan told Cricbuzz during a recent interaction.
The 40-year-old spinner further said there is a lot of cricket left in him. He also revealed that he worked really hard on his fitness. Harbhajan has not played any professional cricket since IPL 2019, nor has he participated for Punjab in any of the domestic tournaments after that.
“There’s a lot of cricket left in me, a lot. When it comes to fitness I’m pretty fit, worked hard on my fitness during the lockdown. Unfortunately, I couldn’t do anything (participate in the IPL). I can’t wait to get back to the park and do the best I can do, ”he added.
The right arm spinner has an excellent IPL backrest. He has taken 150 wickets in the cash-rich league since its inception in 2008. He played for the Mumbai Indians until 2017 and in 2018 he moved to the Chennai Super Kings. During the 2019 season, he picked up 16 wickets of 11 games for CSK.