Former Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has attracted the eyeballs of the Indian cricketing fraternity, including the fans and cricket experts as well. He has come up with a big statement while talking about the squad of India for the upcoming ODI World Cup 2023. Bhajji spoke bluntly about the exclusion of Yuzvendra Chahal from the squad.
The turbanator came ahead as a staunch advocate for star leg-spinner Chahal’s place in the Indian squad both for the ODIs against Australia and the ODI World Cup 2023, in India. Harbhajan Singh. Notably, the national selection committee led by former pacer Ajit Agarkar announced India’s squad for the upcoming three-match ODI series against Australia on Monday, September 18.
Chahal couldn’t find his place in the squad selectors picked the all-rounders, Ravichandran Ashwin and Washington Sundar in the squad for all the three ODIs against Australia.
“Yuzvendra Chahal should have been here. He has not been given an opportunity. It is beyond my understanding. Either he has fought with someone or he has said something to someone, I don’t know,” said Harbhajan Singh in a video on his YouTube channel.
“If we talk only about skill, his name should have been there in this team because a lot of Team India players are resting,” he added later.
“Team India have to continue the winning habit they developed in the Asia Cup.” – Harbhajan Singh
Furthermore, the ODI World Cup 2011 winning spinner also shared a very expressive opinion while talking about India’s squad for the first two ODIs against Australia. He went on to say that the setup for the first two ODIs against the Aussies.
“Team India have to continue the winning habit they developed in the Asia Cup. They have the ability to beat Australia as well. The team is slightly weak for the first two matches but I believe this slightly weak team can also come out on top against them,” Harbhajan said.
“Australia were playing against South Africa and India were playing against Pakistan and Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup. Australia are a different team. You will have to be at your best to beat Australia because they have decent batting till No. 7 or No. 8 and they have solid hitters,” he concluded.
Here’s how fans reacted to Harbhajan Singh’s statement on the Indian squad:
Harbhajan singh kabhi khush nhi rehta team se
— Gagan🇮🇳 (@1no_aalsi_) September 19, 2023
ashwin ko jagah mil rahi hai toh aur mirchi lag gai inko
— venkatteshwaran (@venkatteshwaran) September 19, 2023
लड़ाई करवाने का काम है उसका बस
— युवा भारतीय (@niteshj33056093) September 19, 2023
Indian hoga tab khus hoga na 😭
— Veer (@_veerrr___) September 19, 2023
Okay, and demand is rejected!
— Vinita Pangeni (@Wyni16) September 19, 2023
Ha batting karke 5 runs bhi nai mar sakta koi fayda nai hai
— Archer (@poserarcher) September 19, 2023
Indian fans pic.twitter.com/nIiyqWuevZ
— memes_hallabol (@memes_hallabol) September 19, 2023
Nhi aayega chahal pic.twitter.com/XHpzrvnPyt
— Samira (@Logical_Girll) September 19, 2023
demanding on YouTube…..
if he is serious about it he should write to the respective authority regarding the same..
— Anuj (@Anujology) September 19, 2023
Harbhajan ki kyu sunna bhai, kahi ka mantri nhi hai vo 😭
— ORI_FCB 🗣️ (@Orient1300) September 19, 2023