Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh picked his team off the tournament, and interestingly, he named three Pakistan cricketers and excluded the top run-scorer Babar Azam from his team. Harbhajan Singh is one of the fewest active cricketers still going around from the 19th century, and it won’t be a surprise if he makes his retirement soon.
Harbhajan has had a lot of rivalries with the Pakistan side in the past, including the famous incident in the Asia cup where he took on Shoaib Akthar. However, Harbhajan has been making some interesting choices while naming his team of the T20 World cup 2021. He has included three Pakistan cricketers in the lineup, but there was no place for the Pakistani skipper.
Mohammad Rizwan Finds A Place In Harbhajan’s Team
Harbhajan Singh opted for Mohammad Rizwan instead of Babar Azam, who finished as the top run-scorer in the tournament. Rizwan had to go through a lot of chest pain before the semi-final clash against Australia and managed to top score for the Pakistan side in the first innings with a brisk 67. He was rewarded for his consistency by Harbhajan, and he will be partnering with David Warner at the top.
Harbhajan picked another two Pakistan players in the lineup, including the hard-hitting Asif Ali in the middle order for his heroic efforts and finished off with Shaheen Shah Afridi in the bowling lineup. Top wicket-taker in the Super 12 stages, Adam Zampa also did not find a place in the lineup.
Harbhajan Singh Names Two Indian Cricketers In The Team
Harbhajan Singh included two Indian cricketers in his lineup despite the side not performing up to the expectations. Ravindra Jadeja picked up two man-of-the-match hauls in the last 2 games for India, while Jasprit Bumrah was one of the positives for India.
Harbhajan’s Team of the Tournament: David Warner (Australia), Mohammad Rizwan (Pakistan), Kane Williamson (New Zealand), Jos Buttler (England), Aiden Makram (South Africa), Wahindu Hasaranga (Sri Lanka), Asif Ali (Pakistan), Ravindra Jadeja (India), Shaheen Shah Afridi (Pakistan), Trent Boult (New Zealand), Jasprit Bumrah (India)
Harbhajan Singh has played 103 tests, 236 ODIs, and 28 T20Is for India, picking up nearly 700 international wickets.
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