For the last two to three months, all sports scenario is at standstill due to CoViD-19. There have been no international or domestic matches in last two months or so. In order to keep sports fans entertained, lots of interesting facts are being revealed by various sports personalities.
In an interview, Indian Legendary off-spinner Harbhajan Singh revealed that Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni lets the bowlers do what they want to do whereas Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma always thinks of taking wickets. Harbhajan has played under both the most successful captains in the Indian Premier League history. The veteran spinner played under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma in Mumbai Indians until 2017 season, when Chennai Super Kings purchased him in auction for 2018 season.
Speaking on MSD at the Interview, Bhajji said, “He is not a captain who says, do this, do that. He wants you to do what you know you can do. Bowl what you know you can. If you can bowl six offspinners, do that. Yes, he has nudged me at times — from behind the stumps or at change of overs — saying, this guy is trying to do this or will try this. But he never tells me what to do.”
Bhajji also recalled that when in an IPL game, played in Pune, Shardul Thakur was being smashed all over the ground; Dhoni let him play his own game.
“I went to Dhoni and told him, “Why don’t you tell him [Thakur] to change the angle or push a fielder back?” As if he had all the time in the world, Dhoni said to me, “Bhajji pa, if I tell him anything now, he will get confused. Khaane do (Let him get hit).”
“Rohit also gives a lot of freedom to the bowlers but thinks wickets at all times. He will not interfere with your bowling. If you want an attacking field, he will give it. It is not compulsory that if a left-hander comes, you get a slip whether the balls spins or not. Then at times we have had a short leg and two slips,” Harbhajan Singh explained on Indian vice-captain.