The bowler was all set to fly to England for a 20-overs-a -side match for Lashings on Monday but pulled out of the nearly month-long assignment apparently because his stint in Kent would have clashed with the Bangalore camp starting on June 13.
"Since I am totally fit now, I want to practice bowling for long stretches. Playing 20-overs-a-side matches would not have been sufficient for practice and that is why I have decided to cancel the trip to England," Harbhajan said adding he would now join his teammates for the seven-daycamp in Bangalore.
"The fitness camp would be good for me as it can help me regain the kind of form needed for international cricket. I am also spending two to three hours here everyday and practicing hard. As far as my trip to England is concerned, I now feel it would not have been worth it as it would have required bowling in short spells."
The 'Turbanator', who has been out of action since aggravating a finger injury during the first Test against Australia in December last year, admitted that although he had recovered from the injury, he would have to prove his fitness before making a comeback to the national side for the Asia Cupbeginning on July 16 in Sri Lanka.
Harbhajan also said he would play a couple of local tournaments for his company, the Indian Airlines, before the fitness camp begins.