Defeats happen, says Harbhajan on India's 0-4 slump

Updated: 29 January 2012 12:14 IST

Feisty off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has backed the vanquished Indian cricket team to bounce back strongly from the Test whitewash in Australia, saying that there is "nothing to worry" as such a setback can happen to any side in the world.

Defeats happen, says Harbhajan on India's 0-4 slump
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Feisty off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has backed the vanquished Indian cricket team to bounce back strongly from the Test whitewash in Australia, saying that there is "nothing to worry" as such a setback can happen to any side in the world.

"It happens in some series but there is nothing to worry about. We are world champions after all and we will be back in our elements soon," Harbhajan told PTI after the inauguration of his cricket academy here.

"It is true that we have not performed well but it happens in cricket. I am sure the team will be back to form soon and give a tough fight to all its opponents," he added.

India were humiliated 0-4 by Australia in one of most lopsided Test series in recent memory, barely six months after England handed them a similar thrashing.

The 31-year-old Harbhajan, who was not picked for the just-concluded series, said he is hoping to make a comeback very soon.

"I am doing what I am supposed to do. I am hopeful of playing in the national team as I am ready for a comeback. I have worked very hard to improve my game," he said.

Harbhajan is a veteran of 98 Tests in which he has taken 406 wickets but was dropped from the team due to indifferent form last year.

Topics : Cricket Australia Harbhajan Singh India India in Australia, 2011-12
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