Indian cricket team’s most successful off spinner Harbhajan Singh, popularly called Bhajji, shared interesting insights about the game of cricket and life in general during an interaction under Shoolini University’s Yogananda guru series.
Harbhajan Singh, who is currently the leading spinner with Chennai Super kings franchise in Indian Premier League (IPL), shared several anecdotes relating to his cricketing career. He said how self belief can create wonders in personal and professional life. He also talked about handling failures and success and termed both of these as temporary phases.
A member of the winning squad of 2007 and 2011 world cup for India, Harbhajan Singh played a crucial role in both the series. He, however, said that both the wins were made possible due to collective team effort. He said the team’s captain and coach are also critical to the team’s performance.
The interaction was conducted by Pro Vice Chancellor Prof. Atul Khosla and Dean Students Welfare Mrs Poonam Nanda.
Asked about his experiences while playing Australia, Harbhajan said very few in the country could believe that India could beat Australia so comprehensively but the victory showed how collective team work and belief in achieving dreams can change fortunes. It is essential and important to remain positive, he added.
Speaking about IPL, he said it has given young talent chance to rub shoulders with the best in the world of cricket. He pointed out how under-19 players share bench with legends of the game which provide them with immense confidence and an opportunity to learn how to handle pressures in high end tournaments.
He also answered several questions posed by the students and said he would look forward to visiting the campus once the situation returns to normalcy.