Dhoni sided with BCCI in my ouster from Team India – Harbhajan Singh blames former Indian skipper
The veteran cricketer, Harbhajan Singh’s latest statement has taken cricket fans aghast. He has claimed that M S Dhoni and some Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) officials were responsible for his Team India ouster.
Harbhajan told the media, “Luck has always favored me. Just some external factors were not by my side and maybe, they were completely against me. This is because of the way I was bowling or the rate at which I was moving ahead. I was 31 when I took 400 wickets and if I would have played another 4-5 years, keeping in mind the kind of standards I had set for myself, I can tell you that I would have taken another 100-150 wickets or more.”
He further revealed, “Yes. M S Dhoni was the captain then but I think this thing was above Dhoni’s head. To a certain extent, there were some BCCI officials who were involved in this and they didn’t want me and the captain may have supported that but a captain can never be above the BCCI. The BCCI officials have always been bigger than the captain, coach, or the team.”
“Dhoni had better backing than other players and if the rest of the players would have got the same kind of backing, then they would have played as well. It wasn’t as if the rest of the players forgot to swing a bat or didn’t know how to bowl all of a sudden,” he added.
He refused to divulge details when asked about his opinion about the recent controversy involving Virat Kohli and Sourav Ganguly. He said, “Can’t say what happened between Virat Kohli and Sourav Ganguly. I can only tell you what I have gone through and that thing could have been handled in a better way. Big players deserve respect.”
The Indian off-spinner, Harbhajan Singh announced his retirement from all forms of cricket just a few days back.
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