February 2, 2014

Indian cricket

The Turbanator will be back

Harbhajan Singh, in a candid interview with Aditya Iyer for the Indian Express, opens up about his difficult childhood, struggling to cope with English, being dropped from the national side, his plans of making a comeback, and his 32 memorable wickets against Australia that led to him being christened as the 'Turbanator'.

He had prophesied taking 32 wickets in three matches? "No, no, not at all. On my first day with the Indian team, when I was asked to speak in a team meeting, I froze. I didn't know English, you see, and was worried of embarrassing myself. So I said in Punjabi, 'Sorry I don't know English. But what I know is that I'll put my life into my job,'" says Harbhajan. "The funny thing is, I even learned English by the end of that series. You know how much the Australians like to talk on the field."


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