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Expect tough challenge from India: Harbhajan

Published: Sunday, July 30, 2006, 23:53 [IST]
 
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Bangalore:Star Team India spinner Harbhajan Singh today said India will pose tough challenge to Sri Lanka and South Africa in the tri-series beggining in the island nation from August 14.

''Obviously the tri-series will be a challenging one for us, but by playing a hard game, we will make sure that it will be very tough for the other two teams as well'', Harbhajan told newsmen who met him after launching of Reebok's latest collection at Rbk showroom in the city last evening.

He said that though he was not aware of the condition of the pitch in Sri Lanka as it was his maiden visit to the Island country, he was looking forward to play some good cricket, the ''Turbunator'' said.

Replying to a question, he said, ''With the kind of team we have now and workout carried out in preparation we have made, we should be performing well in Sri Lanka.''

Commenting on his performance during the last season, the 26-year-old offie said, ''I was not fully satisfied with my performance last season. Though I was rather satisfied with my bowling wickets were not coming.''

When asked whether Anil Kumble gave him tips, he said that ''Anil is always supporting. He is a role model who has no comparison. We have to learn from him. I am happy I have Anil as role model.'' The Punjab player, who made is debut in Test matches in 1998 has bagged 238 wickets from 57 matches and154 wickets from 129 matches in ODIs.

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