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Azhar welcomes decision to drop Harbhajan, Yuvraj
Wednesday 12 December 2012

Former cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin backed the selectors' decision to drop Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh from the team for the fourth and final Test against England but hoped the two will soon stage a comeback in the squad as they are good players.

"The selectors' decision to keep non-performing players out of the team is proper," the former skipper told reporters when asked about the axing of the off-spinner and the stylish batsman.

"Not only these two but all those who are not performing should be rested," he said. The cricketer-turned-politician, who is currently a Congress MP, was here to campaign for his party in the Gujarat Assembly election.

He, however, said Harbhajan and Yuvraj are good players and they would surely come back in Team India. "They have plenty of cricket left in them and would surely come back in the national side." Asked about Sachin Tendulkar's retirement, Azharuddin said "Sachin is a great player and let him and selectors decide about his future."

"The selection committee is the proper body to decide about who should play and who should retire," said the veteran of 99 Tests and 334 ODIs.

PTI

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