Harbhajan Singh was also a part of the 2007 T20 World Cup winning team.
Harbhajan played a key role in the 2011 ODI World Cup winning team.
New Delhi. Former Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh has answered the question why the players of the champion team of ODI World Cup 2011 never played together again. The Indian cricket team won the ODI World Cup title in 2011 by defeating Sri Lanka in the final match. India defeated Sri Lanka by 6 wickets in the final.
However, due to poor form and injuries, the playing XI that won the World Cup could never play a match for India again. Mahendra Singh Dhoni was the captain of the Indian team in ODI World Cup 2011. Under his captaincy, India won the title for the second time after 1983.
In a conversation with News24, Harbhajan Singh responded about the 2011 World Cup winning playing XI not playing together again. Harbhajan Singh said that it is a mystery to him also why this did not happen. He said, “I do not know this. They were probably used only till the World Cup. And it is a mystery to me also why that team never got together again for even one match, which is very surprising. Wish things could be taken back and rectified.”
The former Indian off-spinner said, “It would be nice if we come together and play. It will be a lot of fun, but it is very unfortunate that the team did not assemble again and did not play another tournament or even a single match. Even Harbhajan Singh is not able to understand that after winning the World Cup in 2011 why there were sudden changes in the team. He also said that there were some players who could play even after the World Cup.
He said, “It is beyond my understanding that the team was very good till the 2011 World Cup win, but after that suddenly there were so many changes in that team. The people who were winning the game were not good. There were some players in that team, for whom it seemed that this was their last World Cup. But there were some players who could play. Yes, we were old but we could play.
FIRST PUBLISHED : July 19, 2023, 11:38 AM