Big day for Harbhajan too
Veteran spinner Harbhajan Singh, also making a comeback after being out of favour with the selectors for a year, said he was delighted to see close friend Yuvraj Singh back in action.
“Now this is what we call a comeback,” said Harbhajan. “There can’t be a bigger inspiration in cricket than Yuvi. It is a privilege to be back in the dressing room with him.”
The 2011 World Cup hero Yuvraj will don national colours for the first time since battling cancer when a two-match Twenty20 series against New Zealand starts on Saturday. New Zealand skipper Ross Taylor, however, said, there won’t be any love lost when Yuvraj comes out to bat.
“It’s great to see him back in action but when we are on the field, it’s going to be very competitive. Once we are off the field, we are all friends,” he said. NZ will be boosted by the return of Daniel Vettori.