Harbhajan Singh, Venkatesh Iyer
Harbhajan Singh, Venkatesh Iyer. Image-BCCI

Veteran Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh could be seen in a new role with the game from the next IPL season.

Harbhajan, who played three games for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2021, is the fifth-highest wicket-taker in the tournament’s history with 150 wickets from 163 games.

Harbhajan Singh and MS Dhoni
Harbhajan Singh and MS Dhoni. Credits: Twitter

Harbhajan Singh to take up coaching- Reports

Harbhajan was part of five-time IPL champions Mumbai Indians for 10 IPL editions before he moved to their rivals Chennai Super Kings in 2018. After three seasons at CSK, Harbhajan was bought by KKR in IPL 2021 auction.

According to some reports, Harbhajan, who last played for India in 2016, is considering retiring from the game and shifting his base to coaching.

The 41-year-old has been in discussion with one IPL franchise to take up the role of a mentor of the team or could also be roped in the advisory section.

“The role could be that of a consultant, mentor or part of the advisory group but the franchise with which he is talking are keen to use his vast experience. He will take active part in also helping the franchise decide on their auction picks,” an IPL source privy to the development told PTI on conditions of anonymity.

“Look, Harbhajan wanted to make a formal announcement of his retirement after the season is over. He has had extended talks with one of the franchises which has shown keen interest but he would like to talk about it only when the deal is formally inked,” the source further mentioned.

Harbhajan Singh
Harbhajan Singh[photo: Twitter]

Harbhajan Singh’s best IPL spell was against CSK

Harbhajan’s best bowling figures in IPL came against MS Dhoni’s CSK in 2011 at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai as his side won by eight runs.

The Punjab-born player is also seen as expert on various sports media firms and also has his own YouTube channel (more than 2 lakh subscribers) where he shares his views about the game and the players.

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