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I want to play safe: Harbhajan

"I just don't want to take any risk when I can easily take my time to let it heal," he said while displaying his injured finger on the bowling hand.

india Updated: Feb 08, 2006 20:55 IST

Even though his injured finger is "much better"now, off spinner Harbhajan Singh says he would not like to take risks at this stage of his career.

"I have played when I was sick and I have played through the pain at various stages of my career. But now, I just don't want to take any risk when I can easily take my time to let it heal," Harbhajansaid whiledisplaying his injured finger on the bowling hand.

"The swelling has subsided a lot and I'm feeling much better. Hopefully, I shall be fit in the next four-five days. Once I start feeling good and completely recovered, I shall take it up from there.

"I just want to play safe. There's lot of cricket ahead and I don't want to rush things," he said.

Mumbai off spinner Romesh Powar will be joining the Indian team as the 16th member here this evening.

First Published: Feb 08, 2006 20:55 IST