Harbhajan will return soon: Sehwag
New Delhi: Dashing opener Virender Sehwag today backed his axed and out-of-form teammate Harbhajan Singh, saying it is "just a matter of time" before the off-spinner gets back in form to regain his place in Team India.
Sehwag said Harbhajan, who has been dropped from the team for the first two ODIs against England starting tomorrow, will have to sweat it out in the domestic circuit to get his mojo back. "Harbhajan is a champion bowler and I have no doubt he will stage a comeback. He is playing in the Challenger series in Nagpur. He has to work hard in domestic cricket," Sehwag told PTI in an interview.
"I remember when I was dropped from the team in 2007. I played domestic cricket and worked my way back into the team. That is the only way to do it. It is just a matter of time and Harbhajan will be back," he said.
Still recuperating from a shoulder injury that flared up during the Test series in England, Sehwag is eyeing next month`s West Indies` tour of India for making a comeback into the national team. Sehwag played the last two Tests in England at Birmingham and the Oval before seeking permission for rest and rehabilitation because of the shoulder injury as well as a hearing problem.
"Well, I am doing fine. I have come to the NCA and the rehabilitation is going on well,". Asked about his comeback into the Indian team, Sehwag said, "I dont want to put a time frame. I am working hard to stage a comeback into the team. I am targetting the West Indies series."