Harbhajan Singh Makes A Big Revelation Ahead Of IPL 2021 Auction

Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh is all set to go under the hammer in the Indian Premier League auction 2021. Ahead of the auction, the cricketer revealed why he did not participate in the previous league.

Jiya Chulet

February 12, 2021

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As the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) is just around the corner, Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh grabbed headlines for including himself in the list of players who will go under the hammer in the auction. For the unversed, last year, the off-spinner had decided not to participate in the 2020 season of the cash-rich league, where he was part of the Chennai Super Kings squad. Ahead of the 2021 auction, Harbhajan Singh revealed the reason for not participating last year, which was entirely scheduled to happen in the United Arab Emirates.

In a brief answer to the query about his absence in the last year’s installment, Harbhajan said that there is a lot of cricket left in him. The 40-year-old spinner further added that he has worked very hard on his fitness. Amid this, he shared that he was keen to participate last year as well. However, due to the global pandemic, he decided to back out for the safety of his family. As per Harbhajan, he hasn’t played any professional cricket since the 2019 IPL and also didn’t take part for Punjab in any of the domestic tournaments.

Talking about the right-arm spinner’s graph in IPL, he has a great record in the cricket league. As per the records, Singh has taken 150 wickets in the cash-rich league since its inception in 2008. He played for Mumbai Indians until 2017 and in 2018, however, he moved to Chennai Super Kings. In the 2019 season, he picked up 16 wickets from 11 matches for CSK.

Interestingly, the Punjab spinner has listed his base price in INR 2 crore. On the other side, Glenn Maxwell, Steven Smith, Shakib Al Hasan, Kedar Jadhav, Moeen Ali, Sam Billings, Liam Plunkett, Jason Roy, Mark Wood, and Colin Ingram, are a few to name, whose names are listed for the auction. As per reports, a total of 1097 players, 814 from India and 283 overseas, have registered for the IPL 2021 auction. And, the deadline for the same ended on February 4. Meanwhile, the mini-auction is scheduled to be held in Chennai on February 18.

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