IPL 2017: Sahin Tendulkar, Rohit Sharma in splits seeing Harbhajan Singh pushed to the limits by Hardik Pandya — WATCH
Harbhajan Singh not only used to play with Sahin Tendulkar, but was a close member of the Indian team at the start of the millennia, having made his international debut in 1998.
New Delhi: Harbhajan Singh not only used to play with Sahin Tendulkar, but was a close member of the Indian team at the start of the millennia, having made his international debut in 1998.
But the 36-year-old is still going strong, turning up for state side Punjab in domestic tournaments, and also Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2017.
However, Bhajji was seen catching his breathe while running between the wickets or chasing balls. It's understandable. He is no longer that energetic cricketer his fans used to see, but instead a seasoned campaigner who deploys his guile rather than exerting.
On Wednesday, he was put in a rather uncomfortable spot, asking to scamper for a double in Mumbai Indians match against visiting Sunrisers Hyderabad at Wankhede Stadium. And the unlikely culprit was his team-mate Hardik Pandya, who is 13 years younger to the offie.
It happened in the penultimate over of the match, off the second ball. Mustafizur Rahman's full delivery was clipped to midwicket, and a single was there for sure. And Bhajji seemed to have settled for it, but Pandya was not settling with a single. He pushed the veteran for the second, and it prompted a hearty laughter in the Mumbai camp with Tendulkar & Co failing to hide their smile.
Here's the video:
Bhajji remained unbeaten on 3 off three balls, and Mumbai Indians won the match by 4 wickets with 8 balls remaining.