Veteran Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh on Wednesday recalled how shy MS Dhoni was when he had joined the workforce till the 2008 collection in Australia, though he added that the wicketkeeper-batsman remained shy whilst a captain.
Harbhajan, in dialog throughout an Instagram reside session for Chennai Tremendous Kings, recalled that Dhoni all the time used to remain on his personal even when the workforce members used to hang around with the seniors. However after the controversial Sydney Take a look at match in 2008 the place Harbhajan was accused of racially abusing Andrew Symonds, issues had modified.
“We now have performed plenty of cricket collectively, we have now toured plenty of nations collectively West Indies, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, Australia. MS was a really shy man. He by no means used to come back to our rooms. He was on his personal. We used to hang around with Sachin [Tendulkar], Zaheer [Khan], Ashish [Nehra] and Yuvi [Yuvraj Singh]. MS was a really quiet man,” Harbhajan stated.
“After which the 2008 collection occurred. The Take a look at match (Sydney) acquired everybody collectively within the Indian workforce. These moments made us consider ‘we’re all collectively on this’. From that point onwards, he began opening up a bit and began sitting with us. In fact, he was a younger man.”
The veteran spinner additional added that Dhoni remained a fairly individual even after changing into the captain. However he did reward him for giving freedom to his bowlers to set their very own discipline one thing he desires everybody to be taught from him.
“However even after he grew to become captain, he was fairly shy. When he used to provide strategies, he got here to us. He nonetheless stays the identical. He is not going to inform you what discipline to set and what to not.
“Not simply me, however everybody. A man like Deepak Chahar, he gave every part the liberty he wanted to discover himself. That is one thing everybody ought to be taught from him supplying you with the house you want to a bowler or a batsman is a really, crucial,” Harbhajan stated.