Will play for CSK, withdrawing my name from ‘The Hundred Draft,’ says Harbhajan Singh

Harbhajan Singh clarified that he might be enjoying the subsequent version of the Indian Premier League for Chennai Tremendous Kings. (AP Picture) 

Senior off-spinner Harbhajan Singh on Friday clarified that he might be enjoying the subsequent version of the Indian Premier League for Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) and can withdraw his identify from the Gamers’ Draft of the brand new ‘The Hundred’ league in the UK.

There was some flutter created as Harbhajan’s identify was included in Gamers’ Draft at a base value of GBP 100,000 for this bold challenge however being an energetic cricketer, the BCCI guidelines wouldn’t have allowed him to play and not using a formal announcement of retirement.

“For me, Indian Premier League and Chennai Super Kings remain priorities. I have had two good seasons with CSK where we played two finals. So right now, a good third season is what I am looking at,” Harbhajan advised PTI.

Requested to clear the air, India’s third-highest wicket-taker in Assessments mentioned: “I respect rules laid down by my parent body. I will never flout any BCCI rule. If that means withdrawing my name from the draft, so be it. I will withdraw my name.”

Nevertheless, he admitted that the idea of 100-ball format does excite him although he received’t have the ability to participate in the intervening time. “I don’t want to break any rules but I find the concept interesting. As and when, the rules allow me to play, I would definitely like to be a part of it,” the ‘Turbanator’ mentioned.

Harbhajan is at the moment doing commentary for the India versus South Africa sequence. It’s anticipated that he might be again coaching after the sequence as he’s set to play Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy (Nationwide T20) for Punjab to get some sport time.


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