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New Delhi [India], June 6 (ANI): Former India batsman VVS Laxman on Saturday heaped praise on Harbhajan Singh, saying the spinner channelised his potential frustration into uncontrolled aggression.

Laxman shared a photo of Harbhajan as part of his initiative of paying tribute to his teammates who influenced him immensely.

The former cricketer lauded Harbhajan for not giving up under pressure during the initial days of the spinner's cricketing career.

"Another person could easily have buckled under the string of personal and professional setbacks that marked the early part of his career. Channelizing potential frustration into unbridled aggression, @harbhajan_singh held his own at the highest level for a decade and a half," Laxman tweeted.

Apart from Harbhajan, Laxman has so far paid tribute to Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, Anil Kumble, Javagal Srinath, and Virender Sehwag.

The right-handed off-spinner, who last played for India in Asia Cup in March 2016 had recently said that he is ready to play T20I cricket for India.

Harbhajan played for Mumbai Indians for ten seasons, and then after that, he was picked up by Chennai Super Kings for his base price of INR 2 crore.

"I am ready. If I can bowl well in IPL, which is a very difficult tournament for bowlers because the grounds are smaller, and all the top players in world cricket play in the IPL," ESPNCricinfo had quoted Harbhajan as saying.

"It is very challenging to bowl against them and if you can do well against them in IPL, you can do well in international cricket. I have bowled predominantly in the powerplay and middle overs and got wickets," he addedThe off-spinner would have been in action for the CSK had the Indian Premier League (IPL) commenced from March 29. However, the tournament was suspended indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic. (ANI)

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