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IPL is not easy for bowlers, feels cricketer Harbhajan Singh
Cricketer Harbhajan Singh who represents Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League, wishes that boundaries were farther in IPL, which could help bowlers in the otherwise "difficult tournament" for them.

The cricketer who will be playing in the season 10 of IPL, which starts from April 5, emphasised that the tournament had been tailor made for batsmen.

"He quipped, "It is very hard to be a bowler in the IPL. On such batting wickets, it is hard to contain a batsman. Haan, agar thodi boundaries badi ho jaayein toh acha hoga (if the boundaries get a bit farther, it will be good). Or, if they can make pitches that help the bowlers more than the batsmen, then it will be an even match."

The off-spinner further added, "You have to take it as a challenge. You can't say that it is difficult, and use it as an excuse to not perform. A sportsman must have the passion to perform, whatever the conditions or circumstances might be."

Commenting on the rising tempers in the ongoing Test series between Australia and India, Harbhajan, who himself has been found on the wrong side of the line in similar controversies said that the IPL has led to reduction in sledging.

He said, "After IPL, players from different countries have become friends, and the tension in international games is not what it used to be. And even if there is something, it's nothing but light hearted banter."

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