Harbhajan Singh will join the support team of a major IPL franchise for next season: Report
Former Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh will appear in a different avatar in the Indian Premier League next year as a key member of the support team in one of the high-profile franchises. 41-year-old Harbhajan, who played a few games in the first phase of the last IPL for the Kolkata Knight Riders, did not play a game in the UAE League. Harbhajan is expected to officially announce his retirement from competitive cricket next week and after that he will choose any of the offers he has to join the support team of at least a couple of franchises.
“The role could be that of a consultant, mentor, or part of the advisory group, but the franchise he speaks to wants to leverage his vast experience. an IPL source who was privy to the development informed PTI that the conditions of anonymity will be respected.
Harbhajan has always shown a keen interest in player education and that was his role in the later years with the Mumbai Indians, where he spent a fruitful decade.
In fact, last year Harbhajan spent a lot of time in KKR running Varun Chakravarthy, who has been an integral part of the franchise for the past two seasons.
Venkatesh Iyer, the find of the last IPL, had previously revealed that it was Harbhajan who had told him after a few network sessions that he would be a big hit in the league before even playing a single game.
In fact, KKR head coach Brendon McCullum and skipper Eoin Morgan also took Harbhajan's advice to heart when choosing a team last season.