Harbhajan Singh hits out at selectors, takes on MS Dhoni
New Delhi: Taking a dig at former Indian Cricket team skipper MS Dhoni, veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh on Thursday said whenever it comes to selection for team India he never got the kind of privilege that MSD gets.
Bhajji said Mahi is a big player and adds more strength to the side apart from his batting. He said Dhoni is not hitting the ball to perfection and despite the same he is included in the side.
"There is no doubt that Dhoni brings a lot to the table apart from his batting, whether he is in form or not. Obviously we have seen that he is not hitting the ball as well as we have seen," said Turbanator.
"But he has been captain and he understands the game and having him in the middle will help lot of youngsters and people out there who are not feeling great in particular moments. So he has that edge," he added.
Harbhajan said despite playing for the nation since 19 years, he did not get that sort of privilege.
"When it comes to me. I do feel that we are not given that sort of privilege. We too have played for 19 years and won and lost India matches. I have won two World Cups too. So this privilege is for some players, and for some it is not and I'm one of those for whom this privilege is not there. I don't know why that is the case," he said.
Questioning the Indian selectors, Bhajji, giving the example of Gautam Gambhir, said the left handed batsman scored runs consistently in the Indian Premier League but was ignored by the selectors while selecting the side for Champions Trophy.
Following his decent performance in the cash-rich league, Bhajji also hoped of his name in the eight-team contest. He said one play tournaments like IPL to get selected in the Indian team.
"We play IPL to get selected to play for India. Let's talk about Gautam Gambhir. He has the most number of runs consistently. If I talk about myself, yes, you know we all were hoping that we might be somewhere in the mix. But knowing that in my scenario I knew that If Ashwin will be fit then he will be there in the team and if he is not then I have a chance," said Harbhajan.