Harbhajan Singh is back in the national side after a long duration. Harbhajan was named in the side for the Twenty20 World Cup earlier in the month. Senior pros also feel that a player of his calibre shouldn’t be kept away from the national team for too long.

 

Having taken 11 wickets in last two county games, the 32-year-old Harbhajan did the star turn for Essex on Sunday as he scalped five for 37 and blasted 22 off 13 balls against the Netherlands national side in a Pro-40 game.

 

The best part about Harbhajan's county stint has been a chance to bowl some long spells, especially, the 65 overs he bowled in the match against Glamorgan.

 

As discussions veered towards VVS Laxman's retirement, the obvious reference was the Eden Test match where Harbhajan announced his arrival at Test stage with 14 wickets.