Harbhajan Singh has shared a lot of dressing room with Sachin Tendulkar.
Harbhajan Singh shared an old anecdote of teasing Sachin Tendulkar.
New Delhi. Veteran Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh has shared a funny incident related to the great batsman Sachin Tendulkar. Tendulkar’s international career spanned 23 years and he shared the Indian dressing room with countless youngsters. One of them was Harbhajan Singh, who spent most of his career in the same dressing room as Sachin Tendulkar. Bhajji bowled to master blaster Sachin Tendulkar when he was an academy bowler. According to the great spinner, whenever he used to play matches in Mohali, he used to bowl to the Indian players. Therefore, he got a chance to bowl to ‘Master Blaster’. Harbhajan Singh told that during this time he once troubled Sachin Tendulkar a lot.
Harbhajan Singh told that he was selected in the national team and he was bowling to Sachin Tendulkar in the nets. He claimed that after a few balls, Sachin Tendulkar called him by shaking his head, but when he asked him, the batsman denied it.
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The former India spinner went again and asked Sachin Tendulkar, who again nodded. He said that at that time Master Blaster got irritated and questioned him why he keeps coming to him again and again about the same thing. The bowler himself has revealed what happened next after Tendulkar got irritated with Harbhajan Singh. Harbhajan Singh told PTI in an interview, “It so happened that I got a chance to bowl to Sachin. Now, after a few deliveries, I felt that he called me by shaking his head. So went to him and asked him ‘Yes sir? you called’? Now when Sachin is batting, he does not talk to anyone. He was in his own zone and told me, ‘No.’
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Harbhajan Singh further added, “After a few minutes, again he nodded and I went to him again, but this time he was a bit irritated. Because it was hindering his practice. He asked, ‘What happened, why are you coming again and again’? However, I mustered up the courage to tell him why he was doing this. Bhajji told Sachin Tendulkar that because he was shaking his head after every delivery. In such a situation that he wants to talk to me.
He said that Sachin Tendulkar later told the reason for shaking his head. Tendulkar used to wear some big size helmets at that time. According to the 42-year-old player, he was repeatedly turning his head from top to bottom to set the helmet.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : April 23, 2023, 07:00 IST