Harbhajan as saying that he was looking forward to invest in Sri Lanka given the long standing friendly relations between the two countries © Getty Images
Harbhajan Singh said that he was looking forward to invest in Sri Lanka given the long standing friendly relations between the two countries © Getty Images

Colombo:  The star Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh is to invest in Sri Lanka, the Ministry of Finance announced today. Harbhajan met Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake in his office yesterday and discussed investment opportunities in Sri Lanka. The Ministry quoted Harbhajan as saying that he was looking forward to invest in Sri Lanka given the long standing friendly relations between the two countries. Karunanayake had stressed that his 2016 budget approved in parliament early this week encourages foreign direct investment and Harbhajan’s expression of interest was a justification of the budget policy goals on investment. Harbhajan Singh: Will rely on tried, tested formula of the doosra and off-breaks in T20Is 

Earlier, Harbhajan was picked in India’s T20I squad for Australia tour. On his selection Harbhajan had said, “I don’t think I need to experiment with anything like carrom ball or so. I have my core strengths which is the off-break and the doosra. It has given me results in the last 15 years and no one can take away my 700 plus international wickets from me.” READ: Harbhajan Singh backs practice of ‘home advantage’ amidst Nagpur pitch controversy

Talking of Ashish Nehra’s inclusion, Harbhajan said, “Ashish Nehra has been a match-winner for India. He played a big part during the 2003 World Cup in South Africa and he was our unsung hero in the 2011 World Cup campaign. Just check the scorebooks as to how many matches Nehra has won for the country. The semi-final at Mohali against Pakistan, where he bowled brilliantly at the death and never got selected for India for four long years.”