Leading his state side in the ongoing domestic One-day trophy, Harbhajan is optimistic that he would be able to get a favourable result. (Agencies)
"Whenever I have come to Eden, I have never returned empty-handed. It has always been very special and close to my heart. Whether I play for India, Mumbai Indians or any other team, the Eden has given me everything. It has been like another mom to me. Hope it will be special again for us," the Punjab skipper said on eve of their quarter-final against Railways here.
It was at Eden that he played a vital role in India's historic Test win against Australia in 2001 when he took 13 wickets. Then his IPL side Mumbai Indians also won the trophy here last year after defeating Chennai Super Kings in final.
"I'm here to represent my team and my job is to do well as a leader. I have set my own standards and would continue to give myself the best shot. It doesn't matter how many people or who are watching the game.
"At the end of the day you are competing with yourself and want to get better at your game. If I do that I know, rest of the things will fall in place. Every game is an opportunity when you are not in the national side. I have done so well in the International side and I have done well with Punjab."
Harbhajan said Yuvraj Singh's availability for the quarters-final has boosted their chances.
"It's great to have someone like Yuvraj who is a match winner. It's very nice of him to come and play as he is supposed to go to Bangladesh. He knows the importance of this game, both for himself and Punjab."
Punjab topped the North Zone league with four wins out of five and Harbhajan said they have it in them to make all the way to end a Trophy drought for the state.
Asked whether he's looking forward to IPL, he said, "I'm not focussing on the IPL at the moment. My priority is winning this meet because for too long has Punjab not won anything."
Leading his state side in the ongoing domestic One-day trophy, Harbhajan is optimistic that he would be able to get a favourable result.