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Sachin's absence will be felt at T20 WC, feels Harbhajan

April 08, 2010 17:07 IST

Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh feels that Sachin Tendulkar's presence in the T20 squad would have made a difference to India's campaign at the upcoming T20 World Cup scheduled to start on April 30.

Tendulkar has given up international T20s and hence the Indian team selectors did not to include the master batsman in the World Cup squad.

"Had Sachin decided to play in the World Cup, it would have been good for the team. But since he has decided against it, we know he is not going to change his mind," Harbhajan said on Thursday.

Harbhajan also thinks highly of the shortest format of the game. "T20 cricket is having a positive effect on other versions. The game is becoming more fast now."

Harbhajan is also of the view that the ongoing IPL is good preparatory tool for the T20 World Cup.

"I think now we as Indian team believe that every target can be chased down if our batting clicks. IPL makes for good practice for the T20 World Cup. Other teams too will benefit because most of their players are playing in the IPL," he said.

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