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Interview with Harbhajan Singh



A player of passion, with talent to match, Harbhajan Singh is India's most successful offspin bowler. Purists might mutter about a lack of loop and flight, but he is very much a product of his times where short boundaries, heavy bats and shorter forms afford little latitude to slow bowlers. Bowling with a windmilling, whiplash action, remodelled after he was reported for throwing, he deals by varying his length and his pace, and can turn it the other way too. His deadliest ball, however, is the one that climbs wickedly from a length, forcing a hurried jab. In March 2001, it proved too much for the all-conquering Australians, as Harbhajan collected 32 wickets in three Tests, including the first Test hat-trick by an Indian, while none of his team-mates managed more than three.

Most Memorable Day in Cricket.
When I made my debut against Australia and helped India beat them in India in 2000-01.

Worst Day in Cricket.
India knocked out from the World Cup 2007 in the group stages.

Your heroes in Cricket.
Sachin Tendulkar.

People who have infulenced in starting Cricket.
My parents and my coach.

Players that you respect a lot.
Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Anil Kumble and Muttiah Murlitharan.

Player with the most potential.
Yuvraj Singh and Virat Kohli.

Your dream in Cricket.
To serve India as long as possible and get my place in the Indian team back.

Favorite Ground.
Mohali, India.

Least Favorite Ground.
None.

Your complains about Cricket.
T20 matches have taken over ODI and Test Matches.

Your suggestions for improvement in Cricket.
Domestic should be more competitive and played on better pitches.

Proudest moment in Life.
Same as my proudest Cricket moment, series win against Australia.

Most shameful moment in Life.
When I wasn't selected for the Under 16 team.

Your hobbies.
Table Tennis and Music.

Other favorite Sports.
Table Tennis and Tennis.

Players you adore from other sports.
Pete  Sampras.

How do you spend your free time.
With my family, with my friends and by listening loads music.

Favorite Actor/Actress.
Shahrukh Khan and Sonali Bandaray.

Favorite TV Show.
Nothing Specific.

Favorite Movie.
Sadma (Siri Devi, Kamal Hasun)

Favorite Singer.
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.

Least favorite thing.
Cat.

Favorite Car.
Opal Ostra.

Favorite Food.
Chicken Tikka, Rice.

Favorite Drink.
Mango Juice.

Favorite Holiday Spot.
Taj Beb tuta, Sri Lanka.

Favorite Hotel.
HolidayInn, south Africa.

Favorite Restaurant.
Nervillas.

Dress you wear mostly.
Jeans and T- Shirt.

Favorite NewsPaper.
Whichever I find at that time.

Favorite Writer.
Sidney Sheldon.

Favorite Magazine.
Sports Star and Wisden.

Future Occupation.
It will be related to cricket for sure but right now I have no idea.

Aims in Life.
To be remembered as Kapil Dev.

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