Harbhajan Singh To Miss Chennai Super Kings Training Camp

Harbhajan Singh To Miss Chennai Super Kings Training Camp

Harbhajan Singh
Harbhajan Singh (Image Courtesy: BCCI)

Veteran India spinner Harbhajan Singh will miss the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) training camp which gets underway in Chennai from Saturday. The CSK franchise were granted permission to conduct training in the city by the Tamil Nadu government ahead of their departure for the IPL 2020 in UAE.

MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Karan Sharma, Piyush Chawla are among the players who have already arrived in the Chennai for the training camp. India fast bowler Shardul Thakur is also expected to miss the training at home before their departure, which will take place after August 20.

Harbhajan Singh, CSK, IPL, Delhi Daredevils
Harbhajan Singh (credits – IPL/BCCI)

Speaking about the development to The Times of India, a sources in the know of things said, “Harbhajan and Thakur had a few personal commitments and we understand that. However, they have already started training on their own. So we aren’t worried about them missing our camp. They’re expected to join the camp on August 19”.

Harbhajan Singh has aged like a fine wine. Once the flag-bearer of Indian spin bowling, the veteran is still eyeing to make a return for the national team, after having played his last international match in 2016. Away from the international circuit, Harbhajan Singh has plied his trade for two most successful teams in the IPL – Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Mumbai Indians (MI) – and continues to be a regular in the lucrative tournament.

Harbhajan Singh, CSK
Harbhajan Singh says he is happy at CSK and doesn’t wish to leave the franchise anytime soon. Image Courtesy: BCCI
Harbhajan Singh has never spoken about retirement, but the bright-eyed turbanator still has the thoughts of India comeback on his mind. He has played 160 matches in the IPL, picking up 150 wickets at an average of 26.44, with the best bowling figures of five for 18. He has picked up seven wickets in his last five IPL appearances for CSK.

Singh, 39, has picked up 417 Test wickets and 269 in ODIs for India.