Those two competition losses to Mumbai are a thing of the past: Harbhajan Singh
CHENNAI: Harbhajan Singh Was Part Of The Mumbai Indians Set Up For 10 Years, Where Three Titles Were Won. Now The Feisty Sardar Plays For Their Arch Rivals Chennai Super Kings Providing Those Early Breakthroughs For His New Franchise On A Regular Basis.
But Harbhajan Knows That Mumbai Is A Quality Side - It Is No Coincidence That The Franchise Has A 15-11 Winning Record Against CSK, That No Other Team In The IPL Has." When I Used To Play For Mumbai, I Remember How Charged I Used To Be Before This Game. Mumbai Is A Side That Comes To Chennai Better Prepared Than Other Teams," Harbhajan Told TOI Just Before Boarding A Connecting Flight From Hyderabad To Chennai His Way Back From Chandigarh.
CSK Have Lost Twice To Mumbai This Year As Well But Bhajji Insists" That's Not Going To Make Any Difference" ." Let's Make It Very Clear, Those Two Losses Are History. When I Won The Title For Mumbai In 2013, We Lost To CSK Twice Before Beating Them In The Final. Bhajji Said.
Harbhajan Is Bowling Regularly In The Powerplay Overs For CSK And Has Quite A Few Crucial Wickets In The Process. It Is Not Easy To Do The Job, But Skipper MS Dhoni Is Obliged To Throw The Ball Again Tuesday In Spider-friendly Conditions At Chepauk. It Is Obvious That The Team Wants Him To Get The Dangerman Rohit Sharma , But Bhajji Himself Doesn't Want To Pinpoint Any Batsman." They Have Quite A Few Match Winners In Their Team. But I'm Looking Forward To The Challenge And All The Wickets Are Important To Me," Bhajji Said.
The Offie, Who Has 13 Wickets This Season At An Economy Rate Of 7.13, Also Made It Clear That Home Conditions At Chepauk Don't Make CSK Favorites." A Team Doesn't Win Consistently Because Of Conditions, It Wins Because It Plays Well. Yes, We Have Six Games Here, But Our Only Loss Came Against Mumbai ... Much Sense."
Bhajji Agrees That The Mumbai-CSK Match Is The Biggest Of The IPL." Comfortably It's The Biggest Game. None Of The Other Teams Are As Consistent As These Two ... I Remember The First Time It's Been A While And I Am As Much A Part Of The CSK Family As I Was Or Mumbai's," Bhajji Said.
While The CSK Bowlers Have Played Their Part, The Batting, Other Than MS Dhoni, Has Been A Bit Or A Let-down. But Harbhajan Believes The Batsmen In His Team Know Their Jobs And Will Come Out All Guns Blazing Against Mumbai." We Have More Than One Player Who Can Win A Game On His Own. I'm Sure Somebody Will Rise To The Occasion Tomorrow And We'll Be In The Final," Harbhajan Said, Setting The Stage For A Cracking Playoff.