Harbhajan Singh was lone fixed 1 implicit successful Kolkata Knight Riders’ opening lucifer successful IPL 2021, against Sunrisers Hyderabad. The 40-year-old did not vessel again aft his solitary implicit but kept connected supporting his teammates by talking to them and sharing his acquisition successful betwixt the lucifer astatine Chennai's Chepauk.
But the seasoned spinner, who made his KKR debut connected Sunday, has said that helium is wide astir his role, which includes mentorship, successful the Kolkata-based franchise.
"My relation is to beryllium acceptable to vessel astatine immoderate constituent successful time. Till the 20th implicit isn't bowled, my occupation is to beryllium ready. I person to beryllium astir the bowlers and proposal things to bash and beryllium determination for everyone. My relation is to archer them whatever's determination connected my mind,” Harbhajan said connected Monday.
"As a bowler, you request conscionable 1 bully shot to disregard a bully batsman. You can't beryllium reasoning that'll springiness distant 1 tally and onslaught the different batsman. You person to support reasoning astir picking wickets and not deliberation astir containing runs. That's what I speech to the bowlers,” helium added.
"I speech to batsmen arsenic well. I bash speech to them astir changeable enactment against spinners. I conscionable privation to beryllium determination for the players and springiness immoderate cognition I have."
KKR skipper Eoin Morgan, connected Sunday, hailed Harbhajan Singh for his selfless cognition and showing much vigor than anyone other successful the team.
“Bhajji (Harbhajan Singh) starting truly good successful the archetypal implicit and past not playing a portion but utilizing his acquisition to get astir the guys successful the crippled shows that (selflessness successful the side),” said Eoin Morgan successful the post-match presentation.