Some people may have been surprised by the inclusion of veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, but Kolkata Knight Riders captain Aoyan Morgan defended the team’s decision. Morgan said on Wednesday that keeping Chennai’s slow pitches in mind for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League, it would strengthen his spin department. The 40-year-old Harbhajan decided not to play in the league season in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) last year, was bought by the two-time IPL champion KKR at a base price of two crore, while he was sold in the first round of the auction. Were not.
He will thus join the spin department of Kolkata which includes Sunil Narayan, Shakib Al Hasan, Kuldeep Yadav and Varun Chakraborty. KKR captain Morgan said at the virtual media conference, ‘Our team has been strengthened by adding Harbhajan. When you look at our spin department completely, it is one of the best of the tournament and it is also factual. Due to Corona virus epidemic (COVID-19), IPL-2021 is being held from April 9 to May 30 at six venues in which no team will play on their home ground.
Harbhajan Singh, who has been out of the Indian team for quite some time, also has a lot of experience in international matches. He has played 103 Tests, 236 ODIs and 28 T20 Internationals so far in his career. He has 417 in Tests, 269 in ODIs and 25 wickets in T20 International format. He has experience of 265 T20 matches in which he has taken a total of 235 wickets.