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Mon, 16 Sep 2013 17:15:00 GMT | By Star Sports

Bhajji sets sight on 550-plus Test wickets

Harbhajan Singh believes his international career is far from over and is aiming for 550-plus Test wickets despite playing only three Test matches in the last couple of years.


Bhajji sets sight on 550-plus Test wickets

"I don't dwell in the past. Yes, 100 Tests was memorable, but it's history for me. I believe in looking forward and I sincerely believe that I can take 150 more Test wickets," Harbhajan has been quoted as saying in The Times of India.

Bhajji has 413 wickets from 101 Tests and is at tenth spot in the list of highest wicket takers in the game. However, when one considers active bowlers who have not retired from the game yet, Harbhajan sits atop the list of highest takers with Daniel Vettori (360 wickets) and Dale Styen (332 wickets) in pursuit.

He mentioned that his current priority is to help Mumbai Indians regain the Champions League T20 title.

"Right now, my aim is to do well for Mumbai Indians. We have been playing together for a few years now, we have won the IPL and this will be Sachin Tendulkar's last Mumbai Indians stint. So, we are all looking forward to it," he said.

The off-spinner also sought to deflect all criticism regarding his bowling.

"I don't think I made any mistakes. I did reasonably well in the limited opportunities that I got. Yes, it could have been better, but I don't think I was below-par. I was the highest wicket-taker among Indians in the IPL, which I don't think is bad," Bhajji mentioned.

He added that he is well aware of his priorities and playing county cricket isn’t necessarily the best option for him right now.

"I have played County cricket before. As I told you, I know my priorities and I am well aware of what I am supposed to do. If I thought County was the best option for me, I would have done that," Bhajji concluded.

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