The veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh who bowled only one over in the first match against Sunrisers is very clear about the role he will be having in the KKR squad. He almost got rid of the Sunrisers’ captain David Warner in his very first over but did not bowl after that which got a lot of speculations going on.
Eoin Morgan mentioned that Harbhajan will be used very tactically over the matches which means that he is still part of the plans for the KKR this season. KKR managed to defend their score against the Sunrisers franchise in their first game and Nitish Rana was a star of the show on the day for the Kolkata Knight Riders.
“My Role Is To Be Ready To Bowl At Any Point In Time” – Harbhajan Singh
Harbhajan Singh has stated on Monday that he is very clear about the role in the team and admitted that he must be ready to bowl in any situation until the 20th over gets completed. He will also be responsible to help the youngsters in the team as he is one of the senior statesmen among the team. He has a lot of experience which will be handy to the team.
“My role is to be ready to bowl at any point in time. Till the 20th over isn’t bowled, my job is to be ready. I have to be around the bowlers and advice things to do and be there for everyone. My role is to tell them whatever’s there on my mind,” Harbhajan Singh said on Monday.
“You Have To Keep Thinking About Picking Wickets” – Harbhajan Singh
Harbhajan Singh explained the importance of attacking while bowling instead of going defensive. He added the value of getting wickets at the right intervals and dismissing batsmen with good deliveries instead of containing the runs. He also told helping the batsmen in the team with their shot selection against the spinners.
“As a bowler, you need just one good ball to dismiss a good batsman. You can’t be thinking that’ll give away one run and attack the other batsman. You have to keep thinking about picking wickets and not think about containing runs. That’s what I talk to the bowlers.
“I talk to batsmen as well. I do talk to them about shot selection against spinners. I just want to be there for the players and give whatever knowledge I have,” he added