Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh
Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh (Image Credit: Twitter)

Veteran Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh who announced his retirement from all forms of cricket last month has said “it would have been nice to play another world cup” with Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh and Gautam Gambhir.

Harbhajan was part of two of India’s greatest wins in the history of cricket – the inaugural edition of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2007 and the ODI World Cup 2011.

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Despite playing a crucial role in India’s World Cup triumphs Harbhajan and other stars players like the 2011 ‘World Cup ‘Player of the series’ Yuvraj Singh, leading wicket-taker Zaheer Khan, openers Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir, did not get a chance to play another World Cup for India.

Meanwhile, the 41-year-old spinner mentioned that he was fitter than several players who were playing for India, still, he was not included in India’s 2015 World Cup squad.

“It would have been nice to play another world cup together with all my colleagues like Yuvraj and Virender Sehwag. When I took 400 Test wickets, I was only 31 and in 2011 also, I was 31. At 31, I was doing really well and I was fitter than many who actually were playing the game.

“After that, things did not go our way. I don’t know what happened and who was behind it but whatever happened it’s gone. There is no point talking about it. But yes would have been nice to play another world cup with Viru, Yuvi and maybe Gautam Gambhir as well,” Harbhajan Singh told ANI.

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Gautam Gambhir, MS Dhoni
Gautam Gambhir and MS Dhoni during 2011 World Cup final (Photo- Getty)

Harbhajan Singh further added that along with him Yuvraj Singh, Gautam Gambhir, and Virender Sehwag were fit enough to be a part of the 2015 World Cup team however they were not included in the squad. He also said that he is still looking for an answer from the BCCI behind his and other World Cup-winning players exclusion from the next World Cup team.

 “We guys were fit enough to be a part of the 2015 World Cup team which did not happen. That is something which was not in our hands and all I have to say is whatever opportunities we have got, whatever we have done for Indian cricket. I always want to be grateful for that and love all the opportunities we have got by the BCCI,” he said.

Harbhajan Singh
Harbhajan Singh (Image Credit: Twitter)

“I am going to be grateful for that and people have said a lot about that 2012, 2013, 2014 period why those guys did not play who won the world cup for India which I do not have the answer. You guys don’t have the answer.

“I don’t know who can answer but you must ask the BCCI. At that time, the BCCI that why these guys did not play together after winning the 2011 World Cup. We were not in our late 30s, we were in our starting 30s. I was 31, Viru was like 31-32, Yuvi was 29-30 and we never got to play another world cup which is quite strange actually,” explained Harbhajan Singh while talking to ANI.

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