Once again into the international connection following a two-year rest, Harbhajan Singh enormously acknowledges how Test skipper Virat Kohli and Team Director Ravi Shastri made him feel “needed” in the group. Harbhajan was initially reviewed for the unexpected Test against Bangladesh before he made a constrained overs come back with the voyage through Zimbabwe.
Kohli Made Me Happy In The Dressing Room : Harbhajan Singh
Harbhajan was initially reviewed for the unexpected Test against Bangladesh a month ago before he made a restricted overs come back with the voyage through Zimbabwe, said the close sources. Recalling the changed dressing room climate when he made his international return in Bangladesh, the veteran spinner said Kohli and Shastri made him feel good.
“When I walked into the dressing room and glanced around, there was every new face. It felt great to realize that with such a large number of new fellows in the group, I was still around,” said Harbhajan. “We had instructions in the dressing room where Virat tended to the group and specified me.
He said, ‘We are incisive for you to come and help us get those 20 wickets. We need you to be a piece of us for this season and help us win Test matches on the grounds, that is our objective — to win each Test match we play. We need you to help alternate bowlers get into the temper of picking wickets with your experience and abilities’.
“Ravi (Shastri) bhai too was brimming with words and that gave me a great deal of certainty.
It made me feel needed. After that it was all back to ordinary, similar to it was two years back,” he was cited as saying by BCCI.TV. He is pleased by how he was bowling and doesn’t bother about his place in the national side.
“Stay fit and live every day to the fullest. Don’t think too far, enjoy and be thankful for what you have today. I don’t know what is going to happen five years down the line.
I am over that sort of mindset. I want to appreciate what I have right now,” said Harbhajan when asked in regards to his next objective. He likewise wants to win matches for India in the upcoming season, both away and at home.