Harbhajan Singh wants to connect to the youth through Roadies
Published - Feb 24, 2017 9:44 pm | Updated - Feb 24, 2017 9:45 pm
Out of favor Indian spinner, Harbhajan Singh has joined the popular Indian TV show “MTV Roadies Rising” in a bid to connect with the youth of the country. “With MTV and ‘Roadies’, the reach is with the youth more, so I wanted to connect with the youth,” Harbhajan told IANS over phone.
“I think the show is (about) getting your own identity out and believing in yourself… They get to learn a lot about life… I feel this is only one show which has a lot happening in just two months,” Bhajji added.
The season 14 of MTV roadies will see Ranvijay Singha, Neha Dhupia, Nikhil Chinapa and Prince Narula as gang leaders along with cricketer Harbhajan Singh. Harbhajan was earlier in the news for his critical comment against the inexperienced Australian Test side. He even went on to say that the visitors may suffer from a drubbing and predicted a 4-0 whitewash.
“This is the weakest Aussie side. There are no Waughs, no Gilchrist, no Hayden or Ponting and McGrath. That was the champion team who dominated the world, won three World Cups,” the 36-year-old Harbhajan said at the inaugural session of sports literary festival Xolo SporTale.
“That Australia in the past had 11 champion players. Everyone had the ability to take on the opposition and win matches from difficult situations” he added.
On the comparison between former great Sachin Tendulkar and current Indian captain Virat Kohli, the spinner said that it won’t be fair to compare them as they belong to different eras and have faced a different set of bowlers. But he added that he would still place Tendulkar ahead, because of the quality if bowlers which he has faced in his career compared to the current crop.
Harbhajan in the upcoming assignment will lead Punjab team in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. Punjab will play their first match against Vidarbha on 25th February.