Ganguly believes that Singh should not have been left out of the national team for so long
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has announced that spin bowler Harbhajan Singh, who last represented India in July 2011, should be included in the national team for all three formats in the future due to his outstanding record in international cricket.
Singh was included in India’s 15-man squad for the upcoming International Cricket Council (ICC) World Twenty20 later this month in Sri Lanka, and Ganguly stated that the national selectors should not waste any more time in giving Singh his spot back on the national team roster.
“I feel he is still one of the top-three spinners in India. He should not have been out for more than six months. He has been playing domestic cricket for too long now. Someone who has almost 700 international wickets to his name would walk into any side,” Ganguly said.
The issue of not picking Singh has been a hot topic throughout India, and Ganguly believes that the national selectors should have handled the issue more professionally.
“The selectors should have spoken to him and told him that ‘we are giving you six months to improve your bowling’ and that should have sorted out the matter. You are bound to have a bad season after playing for India for almost 14 years,” Ganguly added.
Singh has currently claimed 406 Test wickets, 259 ODI wickets and 18 wickets in Twenty20 Internationals.