The Telegraph
Sunday , February 9 , 2014
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The hunger is still there: Harbhajan

Bangalore: Rest of India captain Harbhajan Singh on Saturday said he doesn’t want to put too much pressure on himself thinking about his comeback to the national team, although he termed each and every match as “an opportunity to do well” in order to get back into the India team.

“I don’t think too much about being dropped. Every match is an opportunity to get better at my game. That will open the door for me when it comes to the national team,” he told reporters on the eve of the Irani Cup match against Karnataka at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, here.

Harbhajan said he still has a lot of cricket left in him and the hunger in him is still there.

“I am 33 and I can still do what a 20-year-old player can do. The hunger to do well is still there. As long as I believe in myself, nothing else matters. People have an opinion about me that I can’t change,” he said.

Harbhajan hoped his team would put up a good show as they had done last year against Mumbai under his leadership.

“I captained the team last year as well and we beat Mumbai. Hopefully, we’ll do well. It’s a big game for each and every one of us. If we all perform, it helps the team’s cause,” he said.