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Wednesday , June 4 , 2014
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I do feel ignored: Bhajji

New Delhi: Out of favour of the Indian team for quite some time now, Harbhajan Singh doesn’t disagree that it hurts, but maintained that it has not dampened his spirits and said that he would continue to try for a comeback into the national team.

Harbhajan finished IPL VII with 14 wickets from 14 games with an impressive economy rate of 6.47.

“I do feel ignored and it’s surely not a good feeling. Yes, it hurts when you are not selected for India. My performance in this year’s IPL is for everyone to see. I can do what’s there in my control… But let me assure you, I might get hurt by the snub but it would not stall my comeback bid. Among the Indian spinners, I believe that I bowled the best,” the 33-year-old said on Tuesday.

Asked if he have had any discussion with the selection committee about if they had any specific plans for him, Harbhajan said: “What do you mean by specific plans for me? My job is to bowl and win matches for my team. I am doing that to the best of my abilities. Beyond that, I don’t need to think about anything. I still have age on my side. And I certainly believe that I will play for India”.

On his own bowling, Harbhajan said that certain adjustments have helped him do well. “My assessment has been that I have been bowling well for the last two domestic seasons. I have bowled with a lot of authority and control. I varied the pace of my deliveries successfully,” the bowler said. (PTI)