Sad that ‘world class’ Harbhajan is sidelined by Indian group management: Saqlain Mushtaq

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Mirpur: Practitioners of a same art do have associate feelings and no consternation colonize of ‘doosra’ Saqlain Mushtaq feels unhappy about a demeanour in that a comparison India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has been sidelined by a team management.

While he terms Ravichandran Ashwin as a “world class bowler”, he feels that Harbhajan not removing a singular start during a final 7 T20 internationals is “not doing the bowler’s certainty any good”.

“I am fearful that Indian cricket house and team management’s diagnosis to Harbhajan has not been great. He was a universe category bowler and is still a universe category bowler. The emergence of Ashwin doesn’t meant that we dump Harbhajan or put him underneath extensive pressure,” Saqlain told PTI during an interaction.

File print of Harbhajan Singh. AFP

The 39-year-old Saqlain, who has 208 Test and 288 ODI wickets, pronounced dropping a top-grade performer according to convenience is not a best instance to set.

“Look from a time he got forsaken (in 2011), he has made three comebacks that meant that when we indispensable him, you picked him and when a need was over, we dumped him. So the pressure that we have combined on him, we have already
negated his past achievements.

“But what logically should have been finished is that when his graph was going down, one should have given him a short break and brought him back. He should have been a first choice spinner upheld by Ashwin. Instead we put self doubts in him and now done him a third or fourth choice spinner in a side,” Saqlain did not chop difference while explaining.

He feels when a actor is creation comeback, he is shaky and one needs to give him a certainty that he would be back to his best.

“In my 10 years for Pakistan, we have seen legends being dropped due to form or damage and after they came back, in first dual or three matches, their certainty looked to have been shaken. But after 5 or 6 matches, their stroke came back.

“Let me be really clear, even if Bhajji has 100 percent potential, he will not be means to perform since we people have done him feel like a No 4. At a end, players are only human with same kind of feelings and emotions. A good performance is emotion-driven. If we are in a good space mentally, your graph will go adult and clamp versa,” Saqlain said.

PTI

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