''Playing for India is the biggest thing and the most satisfying thing for me. That is the biggest motivation for me. That is the reason why I am playing cricket,'' Harbhajan was quoted as saying by iplt20.com.

The off-spinner with 413 Test wickets and 259 ODI wickets is one of the most successful bowler of India.

''Every day I wake up, I wake up with a dream and that is to get back into that Indian side. All I tell myself is to continue to bowl well and keep doing what I have been doing right over the last few years. I am making sure that I tick all the boxes that I have chalked out for myself to get into the Indian side. I have been working really hard on my game,'' he said.

However, the off-spinner, who was the part of the World Cup winning squad in 2011, was of the view that making back to Indian team, which is full of rising stars, will not be any easy task.

''I realise there is competition and there has always been competition. But I have been there and done well. Why can’t I do it again? I don’t think I am old, I am playing competitive cricket, I am doing well and I am pretty happy about it,'' he added.

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