February 27, 2008

Preity will miss Harbhajan

Sidharth Monga
Ness Wadia and Priety Zinta, the co-owners of the Mohali IPL franchise, arrive for the player auction, Mumbai, February 20, 2008
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Bollywood actor Preity Zinta, who owns the Mohali franchise, says she felt bad that they couldn't get Harbhajan Singh to play for them. "I felt bad that we couldn't get Harbhajan Singh on board," she told IANS. "His being from Chandigarh, to have him on board would've been nice. But Mumbai went hard for him, and so did we. But at least the good thing is, he got paid really well. A team is never made of one person. We had our budgets, and we had to stick to it. We wanted a team that was heavy with Indians. A lot of mathematics went into the game. Overall, I think we got a well-balanced team. And in the team format, no individual wins or loses. That's the best part of it.”

Sidharth Monga is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo

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