MS Dhoni became the first captain to win the ICC World Cup despite being the host team. Meanwhile, the veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh showers words of praise on the Jharkhand Dynamite by calling him the greatest captain ever to grace the game after Sourav Ganguly.
It was quite a journey for Indian National Cricket team under the captaincy of MS Dhoni. They took an act of revenge against Bangladesh in the first game and then thrashed Ireland, Netherlands and Windies before losing to South Africa and drawing a game with England.
Then they knocked Australians out of the tournament in the knockout game before thrashing Pakistan in the semifinal. In the final, they outsmarted Sri Lankan side, courtesy an incredible knock from MS Dhoni and the blistering 99 from Gambhir.
No doubt, My captain is MS Dhoni – Harbhajan Singh
He once again led the team in 2015, which took place in Australia and New Zealand. This time, he led India like a champion in the league stage and in the quarterfinal before losing to Australia in the semifinal of the tournament.
“No doubt, my captain is MS Dhoni. After Sourav Ganguly, if the world has seen a better captain, it has to be MS Dhoni. Even in the present scenario, there is not a smarter captain than him. I have played with him at Chennai Super Kings for the last two years,” Harbhajan Singh said.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is 10 steps ahead:
Further, he went on to add saying that there is no current skipper, who can come close to his captaincy tactics. Harbhajan Singh believes that MS Dhoni will be 10 steps ahead of the opposition skipper during the course of the game.
”There is no one in world cricket right now who can match MS Dhoni when it comes to game awareness. People say a captain has to be 2 steps ahead of his opposition. MS Dhoni is 10 steps ahead,” Harbhajan Singh said at India Today’s Salaam Cricket conclave 2019.
However, he hasn’t revealed his full playing XI. Recently, Harbhajan Singh played a vital part in seeing Chennai Super Kings reaching the finals of the Indian Premier League 2019. Meanwhile, MS Dhoni will be in the action when the Indian team takes on South Africa on June 5th.