Veteran spinner Harbhajan Singh is not happy with the recent rules of IPL 2021.
The 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will be played in India next month in six venues. However, no franchise would get the home advantage.
After the mini-auction in Chennai last month, a lot of changes were seen. While the franchises released a few of their players, some bought their required players as well. And, one of them is Harbhajan Singh. He was released by his previous franchise Chennai Super Kings and the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) bought him for this season.
While the veteran off-spinner is happy to join his new side, however, he has a ‘small regret’ that he wouldn’t get to play any game at their home turf – the Eden Gardens in Kolkata according to the rules made by the IPL governing council.
While speaking in a Star Sports interview, Singh said that he would’ve been happier if he had the chance to play at the Eden Gardens, as the venue is very special to him. “I have very good memories from Eden – Test, ODI – whatever cricket I have played there, even the two titles we had won there for the Mumbai Indians,” Singh said.
On the other hand, Singh, is happy to be back in the field and is feeling good that the tournament is going to take place in India.
“Whether the match is in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai or Mumbai, I am feeling good that the IPL is happening in India,” Singh said and further added that as a player, he is “looking forward to it.”In the interview, he also mentioned that the tournament is the one everyone waits for. And for a player like him, who only plays in the IPL, “the desire to play is going to get fulfilled.”
The 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League is all set to begin April 9 where Kolkata Knight Riders will begin their campaign against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday, April 11 in Chennai as well.