Harbhajan acknowledges the role of Tendulkar, Ganguly, Dravid, Laxman and Kumble for shaping his career

Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has been out of sorts for quite some time now. He played at the prime time when it was the ‘golden generation’ of the Indian cricket which included legendary cricketers such as Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman and Anil Kumble. Harbhajan now credits the golden generation for his success.

“I’m very lucky to have had seniors like them and the wealth of knowledge they had. I’ve become successful because of them and achieved something,” said Harbhajan.

“I’m grateful to these guys, they have played a big role in my career,” he added.

The ‘Turbanator’ heaped praise on Sourav Ganguly and hailed him as one of the best captains to lead India. “Sourav Ganguly is one of the best captains of Indian cricket team ever,” said Harbhajan from the sidelines of launch of the fifth centre of Harbhajan Singh Institute of Academy (HSIS) at the Delhi Public School in Megacity, New Town in the outskirts of the city.

Now, after becoming the leading wicket-taking off-spinner for India, Harbhajan wants to pass on his valuable knowledge as well as experience.

“We’re not here to make money, we’re here to promote cricket. That’s what our agenda is. There’s enough talent in Bengal, India and wherever I go. All we need is to give them is best infrastructure and facilities. Who knows we may produce another Dada (Sourav Ganguly) from here,” he said.