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Another set back for CSK as Harbhajan Singh pulls out of IPL 2020

Harbhajan Singh has been a part of CSK during the past two years is currently in Jalandhar, Punjab with his family and requested privacy

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Chennai Super Kings during practice session. Photo: PTI
I have decided to take a break due to personal reasons in these difficult times, says Harbhajan Singh. Photo: PTI

Senior off-spinner on Friday became the second high-profile name to pull out of this year's (IPL) owing to "personal reasons", saying he has informed the team management about his decision.

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The 40-year-old, who has been a part of CSK during the past two years is currently in Jalandhar, Punjab with his family and requested privacy. 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 news agency PTI on Friday.

Harbhajan is one of the most successful bowlers in the history of IPL with 150 wickets.

Earlier, all-rounder Suresh Raina, who too turns up for CSK, had opted out also citing personal reasons.

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First Published: Fri, September 04 2020. 16:51 IST