Port of Spain, June 3: Harbhajan Singh has been an integral part of Team India over the last decade. Now the hard-hitting off-spinner believes that he is ready and capable of putting all that experience to good use under the hat of skipper.
Speaking to a leading news channel, the 31-year old Bhajji expressed his desire to assume the esteemed position. "I would like to take on the responsibility of captaincy", said Harbhajan.
Well, the tweaker is definitely headed in the right direction as he has been named "vice captain" for the upcoming ODI tour series against the West Indies. But he is up against the likes of Guatam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag and Suresh Raina, who is the skipper for the imminent series in the Caribbean.
And with regular captain M S Dhoni performing so prosperously in the role, a change in India's winning equation is not likely to take place soon. But if he indeed eventually succeeds Dhoni, he will become only the second Sikh (after Bishen Singh Bedi) to turn India's captain.
Harbhajan for his part, is excited at the prospect and points to his personal attitude on the field. "I always give my inputs while playing a match".
And as his statistics read, he certainly possesses the credentials for the job. Bhajji has garnered 393 wickets from 93 Tests at an average of 31.85 and 255 One-Day scalps from 232 matches, conceding 33 runs to the wicket.