Legends League Cricket franchise teams completed their Captain roster by naming the skippers of the last two teams on Friday. The 2011 World Cup winning squad member, Harbhajan Singh will be spinning webs for the Manipal Group-owned Manipal Tigers while Irfan Pathan, the former India allrounder will helm the affairs for LNJ Bhilwara Group’s Bhilwara King team.
While Pathan’s swing and Harbhajan’s deadly doosras have captivated the fans for years, it will be a great opportunity for cricketing enthusiasts to see their favourite stars in action once again.
Harbhajan Singh is the first Indian off-spinner to take 400 wickets and kept the flag flying for finger spin in an era of prolific wrist spinners. He has represented India in 28 T20 Internationals along with 103 test matches and 236 ODIs.
“Playing alongside all great players over the years, I have picked the nuances of the game which has made me a better cricketer. As a Cricketer I did not get an opportunity to Captain the team but this will be something I am really looking forward to. I love leading from the front and I hope I can do justice to the responsibility and faith shown on me.” said Harbhajan Singh, Skipper, Manipal Tigers.
Pathan, preferred to call himself a bowing allrounder and his all-round prowess are well known, especially when he won the man of the match during the historic finals of ICC T20 World Cup in 2007.
“You need to enjoy what you are doing and giving 100% to that effort is all that matters. This opportunity is unique but am confident we as a team will make some heads turn around. Watch out as we close on the team names for the draft, said the Baroda Express, the skipper of Bhilwara Kings.
“With an incredible line of Captains in Harbhajan and Irfan and earlier we announced Gambhir and Virender Sehwag, every match that these Cricketers will step out to play will be a ‘paisa wasool matches, stay tuned as more interesting announcements are coming soon’ said Raman Raheja, CEO and Co-Founder Legends League Cricket
The upcoming edition of the Legends League Cricket (LLC) will be a four-team tournament and a 16-match affair. It will be played for the first time in India and will be hosted in six different cities. The league will start from September 16, 2022 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata followed by Lucknow, New Delhi, Cuttack & Jodhpur. The venue for play-offs and finals are yet to be decided.