Bhajji raring to play again for India

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New Delhi, Jun 28 (UNI) Saddened after watching Team India lose the Bangladesh tri-series final to arch-rivals Pakistan, banned off-spinner Harbhajan Singh is raring to get back into the national squad.

''Of course I wanted to be there. I wish I was there. Koi bhi cricketer chahta hai kee woh zyaade se zyaada game khele but jo cheez nahin ho sakti woh nahin ho sakti (Every cricketer wants to play as many games as possible but things that can not happen do not happen),'' Harbhajan told NDTV.

''I had to watch it on TV. It would be nice to be playing and contributing to my team's success but....'' When asked about his passion for the game and how he would control his aggression in the future, Bhajji commented that he became too involved while playing for the country and his desire to win sometimes compelled him to go over the top.

''I never plan to get into trouble. It just..... I'm very passionate about my game and I just love playing for my country.

I get too involved, I want to win, I want to win each and every game and I want to deliver in difficult situations.

''I want to be there for the team, I want to be there for the nation when it's required and then when you get so involved sometimes before you realise it, you do something which gets you into trouble,'' he said.

''I've learned a lot from whatever's happened and I can promise that I'll still play with a lot of passion,'' he added.

The temparamental off-spinner, who was banned after the 'slapgate' incident during the Indian Premier League (IPL), said he had learnt his lesson from that unsavoury incident.

''Learning lesson ek hi tha... that you have to be calm, very calm and you have to control. You don't have to show your anger, frustration. You just have to be calm and take things very, very calmly,'' Harbhajan stated.


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