Chennai Super Kings spinner Harbhajan Singh was back after missing the last few matches due to sickness. Singh made a roaring comeback as he scalped two big wickets against Sunrisers Hyderabad. The Turbanator provided the early breakthrough as he got the wicket of Jonny Bairstow, who was trying to cut the off-spinner. Harbhajan was able to produce a faint edge and MS Dhoni had done the rest.
Furthermore, Harbhajan Singh was also able to get another big wicket of David Warner. The southpaw was trying to go for the big shot but could not connect. Warner was outside the crease and Dhoni was once again lightning quick behind the stumps. Thus, Harbhajan Singh scalped two wickets and conceded 39 runs in his four overs quota on his comeback match for CSK.
“It’s always nice to go out there in the middle, unfortunately, I missed a few games due to sickness. My whole family was sick, in fact. Nice to be back, and really happy with the result as well,” Harbhajan said at the post-match presentation ceremony.
On the other hand, Chennai Super Kings once again dragged the match into the final over of the innings. In fact, the defending champions should have finished the match earlier. Harbhajan said that they would have liked to finish the game in the 19th over but they won with only one ball to spare.
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Harbhajan said, “We would have liked to finish the game in the 19th over itself, but the boys were just testing our hearts. Somehow we have the tendency to take it to the last over. As long as we’re getting the result, we’re fine.
Meanwhile, Shane Watson was able to return to form against SRH. Watson scored a fine knock of 96 runs from 53 balls with the help of nine fours and half-a-dozen sixes. Hence, Harbhajan Singh said that it is good to get Shane Watson amongst the runs as he is a big match player.
“It’s nice to see Shane Watson getting those runs under his belt. He’s a serious player, last year he won us the final single-handedly, and this innings will boost his confidence.”
Consequently, Chennai Super Kings were able to continue their domination going while playing in the home conditions. This was Chennai fifth win of the season at their own den.
“We always play well in Chennai, we know our conditions, and thanks to this beautiful crowd who come here to Chennai Super Kings. When teams come here, they have to play much better cricket than us to beat us,” Harbhajan said.
Harbhajan Singh has thus far scalped nine wickets in the five matches he has played. Chennai Super Kings will next take on Mumbai Indians on 26th April at Chennai.