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‘Performance in IPL III a result of hard work’

cricket Updated: Apr 08, 2010 23:34 IST
Ashutosh Sharma
Ashutosh Sharma
Hindustan Times
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If IPL II didn’t hold fond memories for the Mumbai Indians, the case wasn’t different for Harbhajan Singh. This time, things have turned around with the offie coming good with the ball and bat.

It’s not coincidence but a result of hard work and planning.

“I have worked hard on my batting, though bowling is still my first choice.

That the team is performing as a cohesive unit has helped everyone to play freely,” said the spinner.

Harbhajan praised domestic players like Saurabh Tiwary, Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu and R Sathish for coming good.

“As I said, performing in crunch situations has made the difference. The confidence of the team has increased and that augurs well,” he said.

Commenting on Sachin Tendulkar’s great run, Harbhajan said his presence in the Twenty20 World Cup would have made a huge difference.

“He is hitting the ball well and batting brilliantly.

“For a player of his class, he could have made it to any team but it is his decision not to play Twenty20 at the international level and we should respect it,” he said.

Harbhajan felt IPL III was giving the players a platform to prepare for the Twenty20 World Cup in the West Indies.
“We have a good practice platform but the same goes for the other teams as well,” he added.