Harbhajan Singh withdraws citing personal reasons from IPL 2020.

Dubai: Harbhajan Singh, who has been a part of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) during the past two years is currently in Jalandhar, Punjab with his family and requested privacy.

In what can be seen as a major setback for Indian Premier League (IPL) team Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Harbhajan Singh has become the second high-profile name to pull out of this season. He cited "personal reasons" and said that he informed the club team management about his decision.

The 40-year-old off-spinner, who has been a part of CSK during the past two years wrote on Twitter, “Dear Friends, 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. CSK management has been extremely supportive and I wish them a great IPL. Stay safe and Jai Hind.”

Harbhajan, who is one of the most successful bowlers in the history of IPL with 150 wickets, is the second high-profile Indian cricketer to miss out of the tournament after Suresh Raina, who left Dubai to be with his family after two of his family members died in a terrible crime in Punjab.

IPL 2020 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 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.


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