India’s off-spinner Harbhajan Singh said on Wednesday that he is still playing because he wants to play and he does not need to prove anything to anyone. Harbhajan will play for Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League this year and wants to enjoy all the remaining cricket. Harbhajan told PTI, ‘Many wonder why his brother is playing it. Oh brother, this is his thought, not mine. I hope I play now if I can. ‘
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He said, ‘I don’t need to prove anything to anyone now. My intention is to show a good game and enjoy the game on the field. I still get the satisfaction of playing cricket. The off-spinner said, ‘I set standards for myself and if I don’t meet them, I blame myself and not anyone else. I question myself as I have put in a lot of effort. Harbhajan made his Test debut in 1998 and now has over 700 international wickets in his name.
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He said, ‘Yeah, I’m not 20 years old now and I don’t practice like that. Yes, I am 40 and I am still fit and I know that I will definitely do whatever it takes to succeed at this level. Commenting on his absence in the IPL last year, Harbhajan said, “When the IPL took place last year, Kovid-19 was at its peak in India. I was worried about my family and then retained the quarantine when I returned to India. But this year the tournament is taking place in India and we are accustomed to new practices. ‘They,’ the vaccine has been. My family even asked me to play. My wife (Geeta) said I should play.