Harbhajan Singh has announced his decision to pull out of IPL 2020 in UAE due to personal reasons. The 40-year-old off-spinner, who has been a part of CSK during the past two years is currently in Jalandhar, Punjab with his family and requested privacy. He is the second high profile player to to withdraw his name from the league after Suresh Raina.
Dear Friends— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) September 4, 2020
I will not be playing IPL this year due to personal reasons.These are difficult times and I would expect some privacy as I spend time with my family. @ChennaiIPL CSK management has been extremely supportive and I wish them a great IPL
Stay safe and Jai Hind
The IPL starts on September 19 in the UAE after being moved out of India due to the COVID-19 pandemic.“I have informed the CSK management about my decision to pull out of this year’s IPL. I have decided to take a break due to personal reasons in these difficult times. I expect that everyone would respect my need for privacy,” Harbhajan told PTI on Friday.Harbhajan is one of the most successful bowlers in the history of IPL with 150 wickets. Singh was even absent from the Super Kings' six-day conditioning camp in mid-August in Chennai, which was organised for their Indian players, and did not travel with the team to Dubai on August 21