The 37-year old off-spinner also compared the IPL rivalry between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians to that of India-Pakistan games.
Till last year, the convention was to have an opening ceremony a day before the first match, which captains would attend and sign the 'Spirit of Cricket' pledge, however, this year will be different.
Jason Behrendorff, who is suffering from a back problem, has been ruled out of this edition of the IPL.
CSK, who were banned for two-years, make their return in the IPL as the MS Dhoni-led team will aim for glory once again and it is Harbhajan who plans on clinching the trophy with the yellow brigade.
Mumbai Indians (MI) will take on Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the opening match of the 11th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), starting April 7.
The Sri Lankan has donned the prestigious Mumbai Indians jersey in 110 matches of the 157 games the franchise has played so far.
Mumbai Indians are the only team in the IPL history to win the coveted trophy thrice, while, Chennai and Kolkata have won it twice.
The former India off-spinner has been synonymous with Mumbai Indians, playing for the defending champions since the inception of the IPL in 2008.
Having already fallen in love with India, Rhodes has his first daughter India Jeanne Jonty Rhodes named after the country.
In the auction pool, Harbhajan is kept among the 16 marquee players and will go under the hammer on January 27 and 28 in Bengaluru.
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Pandya played a significant role to guide Mumbai Indians lift the IPL trophy for the third time as he took six wickets and made 250 runs.
Rajneesh Gurbani, who picked up 8 wickets to script Vidarbha's triumph over Delhi in the Ranji Trophy final, has confirmed the development.
While the last date of submission for the player retention is January 4, the franchises are more or less certain about the kind of players they would like to retain and the ones they would buy back with Right To Match (RTM) cards.
Pamment (49) will replace former South African great Jonty Rhodes who has been part of the outfit for nine seasons since 2009 and has now expressed desire to move on to spend more time on his personal business ventures, MI said in a release.
The auction process for IPL media rights is scheduled to begin on August 17. The rights would be in force for five years.
The complaint was filed under the provisions of the Negotiable Instruments Act against Nivas Promoters Pvt Ltd alleging that it had issued Munaf a cheque of Rs 25.50 lakh last month but it got dishonored.