<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Joginder Sharma says comeback after accident was tough" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20131028231332.jpg" title="Joginder Sharma says comeback after accident was tough" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Joginder Sharma (second from right) celebrates with his Haryana team-mates during his five-wicket haul against Mumbai at Lahli © PTI</p> </div> <strong>Lahli: Oct 28, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> Remembered for his match-winning final over in the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/2007-World-T20-final-MS-Dhoni-rsquo-s-young-Indian-brigade-pip-Pakistan-to-lift-inaugural-title/31286" target="_blank">inaugural World T20 title clash in 2007</a>, Haryana pacer <a href="/tags/Joginder-Sharma/post" target="_blank">Joginder Sharma</a> said on Monday the phase after the "big car accident" he suffered exactly two years ago was the "toughest phase of his life".<br /> <br /> He added that the possibility of returning to the field had seemed bleak after the accident.<br /> <br /> One of the key players in Haryana's scheme of things for several domestic seasons, Joginder led his team's fight-back on Monday with a five-wicket haul in their Ranji Trophy opener against holders Mumbai.<br /> <br /> And the first thing he did after the second day's play was to thank former Board of Control for Cricket India (BCCI) president <a href="/tags/Ranbir-Singh-Mahendra/post" target="_blank">Ranbir Singh Mahendra</a> and his physio Amit Tyagi for inspiring him with their motivating words.<br /> <br /> Recalling the accident that took place in November 2011, Joginder said, "I am thankful to Ranbir Singh Mahendra and my physio Amit Tyagi as I was coming from a big accident."<br /> <br /> Joginder had a fracture and clotting, for which he needed surgery.<br /> <br /> Speaking in detail about the time following the mishap and his chances of making a comeback, the modest all-rounder said, "I spoke to the doctor about the injury...then it seemed comeback was tough but my physio helped, Anirudh Sir helped. I followed the doctor's advice and worked hard.<br /> <br /> "After the injury I was in the hospital for 10-11 days and another 3-4 days in ICU. That was followed by 3-4 months' bed rest. After nine months I met the physio. It all seemed tough, in fact the first 4-5 months were the toughest of my life and I don't want to remember that," he said.<br /> <br /> Asked about the role played by former India opener <a href="/tags/Ajay-Jadeja/post" target="_blank">Ajay Jadeja</a>, who has made a comeback to domestic cricket, Joginder said, "His arrival has changed the atmosphere in the team. He knows so much about the game. I have heard today only that he was known as guruji in the Indian team. He has a different way of leading the side, inspiring the players, setting the fields."<br /> <br /> Speaking about his team's chances in the ongoing match in which Haryana have taken an overall lead of 222 runs, Joginder sounded optimistic.<br /> <br /> "Haryana have enough runs and we will have to bowl to a disciplined line and length. We have an idea about this wicket. We worked hard and Jadeja has had a role in our disciplined bowling," he said.<br /> <br /> About today's effort, he said, "It is a helpful wicket where the ball swings. I was trying to bowl to a good line and length because the bowlers were getting help."<br /> <br /> Talking about the field setting, he said, "It depends on the batsmen, the way we are comfortable. We set the field after discussing with the captain."<br /> <br /> Mumbai's <a href="/tags/Vishal-Dabholkar/post" target="_blank">Vishal Dabholkar</a>, who picked up three wickets on the second day, said his job was to control the game.<br /> <br /> "I was told by my captain to control the game, stick to a particular line. The main plan was to just bowl maiden overs, give less runs," Dabholkar said.<br /> <br /> He said Mumbai will look to go for an outright win in this match.<br /> <br /> "We will look to go for outright victory. We have got good batsmen and a win will be good motivation."