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Harbhajan set for 100th Test match

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Veteran Indian off spinner Harbhajan Singh, set to appear in his 100th Test here, said he is a “bit nervous” going into the first Test against Australia starting here on Friday.

With 408 wickets from 99 Tests at an average of 32.27 and a strike rate of 68.1, Harbhajan has been one of India’s most prolific bowlers even though he has been enduring a tough phase for some time.

The off spinner will become only the 10th Indian cricketer to achieve the milestone after it was confirmed that he will be in the playing 11 for the series opener.

“It’s a big game,” Harbhajan, who interestingly found fame after wrecking the same team in the famous 2001 series, said at the pre-match press conference here.

“(The previous) 99 are gone. Obviously a bit nervous but I am sure I will be fine. I have faced these situations before,” the 32-year-old spinner added.

Talking about the milestone, Harbhajan said the next target would be to add another 50 Tests to his CV.

“Once I get away with 100, we will see what needs to be done to play another 50—odd. Probably I will have to work even harder,” he said.


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