New Delhi: Star India spinner Harbhajan Singh has said that he should have been picked to play in the final of the recently-concluded tenth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) against Rising Supergiant, which finished with Mumbai beating Rising Pune Supergiant on Sunday night.
Mumbai beat Pune by 1 run to win the title for a record third time but they did so without the help of their most experienced spinner in the line-up.
Throughout the course of the season, Bhajji was Mumbai’s most economical bowlers as he scalped 8 wickets in 11 matches at an economy rate of 6.95. Still, the off-spinner wasn’t in the playing eleven for Mumbai in the championship clash and was replaced by leg-spinner Karn Sharma.
“Obviously frustrating when you’re sitting out and watching the game and it is something which is out of your control," Harbhajan was quoted as saying by NDTV.
“I respect the management’s decision. I won’t cry about this. I am a team man. Mahela (Jayawardene) spoke to me about a lot of right-handers in the Pune team so they want to play a leg-spinner but as an off-spinner most of my wickets in any formats have been right handers," said Harbhajan.
“I believe. This is what I feel. But in the end what matters is that we won," he concluded.