We are not bothered about the result, says Harbhajan Singh

Harbhajan Singh (R) admitted that Mumbai Indians’ batting hasn’t fired as a unit so far in the tournament AFP

Chennai: Oct 7, 2011

Mumbai Indians captain Harbhajan Singh although wants his team to give best effort in their semifinal match of the Champions League T20 against Somerset on Saturday but said he would not be too bothered about the result.

“Just go out, give it your best shot and enjoy the game.

“If you’re looking to enjoy the game, you give it everything.

“I’ll make sure we’ll give it our best on the field and whatever result we get, we’ll be happy with it,” said Harbhajan at the pre-match press conference.

“I hope we play to our potential and whatever result we get, we’ll be fine,” he added.

The off-spinner confirmed that one of Mumbai Indians’ key players, Kieron Pollard, who had injured himself during training, is fit and would take the field.

“He’s fit. He will play tomorrow. Unless he does that (injures) to himself again,” said Harbhajan.

The captain though admitted that his team’s batting hasn’t fired as a unit so far in the tournament but added that form does not count too much in the T20 format.

“The kind of batting line up we are, we have not performed to our expectations so far, apart from one game in Bangalore where we played brilliantly and got the runs on the board,” he said.

MI’s batting had clicked only in one of their group matches where they had scored 176 for five in 20 overs against Cape Cobras in Bangalore before the match was abandoned due to rain.

“Twenty20 is a kind of format in which you don’t need to be in the best of form to score runs or take wickets. I only believe that. As a matter of fact, if you manage to connect five balls with the bat, that could be your day.

And if you are a bowler, if you take a wicket with your second ball, you become a different bowler in the competition,” he said.

MI have been permitted to add a fit C to their team, who was initially withdrawn due to injury and Harbhajan said that the youngster is “raring to go”.

Thanking the governing council for permitting the team to field five foreign players because of a number of injuries, Harbhajan said it was “going to be a tough call” to leave out any of the five foreign players for the match.

“All of them are important players. We have to put our best team on the field tomorrow and let’s hope for the best.”(PTI)