MI used to compete recurrently with CSK for prime honours within the league and Harbhajan stated that matches between the 2 sides had been like India-Pakistan encounters.
“First time, it was very strange. I was like ‘what is this? Is this a dream?’ Whenever we played against CSK, it was like India-Pakistan, it was a tough game. Then suddenly, I was not wearing blue and wearing yellow was difficult. It was very difficult to get used to,” he stated in an Instagram Live interplay with CSK.
“Luckily, we played our first match against Mumbai. I was like, ‘it was good we got over this match early’. Throughout the first season, it was difficult. After that, we won the trophy. The second season was better,” he stated.
The 39-year-old gained the 2018 title with CSK earlier than dropping to MI within the remaining in 2019. At CSK, he was reunited along with his Indian teammate MS Dhoni. The pair had been a part of the Indian groups that gained the 2007 World T20 and 2011 World Cup.
He stated that Dhoni has all the time been a quiet individual and was fairly shy in his early days with the group.
“We have played a lot of cricket together, we have toured a lot of countries together West Indies, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, Australia. MS was a very shy guy. He never used to come to our rooms. He used to be on his own. We used to hang out with Sachin [Tendulkar], Zaheer [Khan], Ashish [Nehra] and Yuvi [Yuvraj Singh]. MS was a very quiet guy,” Harbhajan stated.
“And then the 2008 series happened. The Test match (Sydney) got everyone together in the Indian team. Those moments made us believe ‘we are all together in this’. From that time onwards, he started opening up a bit and started sitting with us. Of course, he was a young guy.”
“But even after he turned captain, he was fairly shy. When he used to present recommendations, he got here to us. He nonetheless stays the identical. He won’t let you know what discipline to set and what to not.
“Not simply me, however everybody. A man like Deepak Chahar, he gave every little thing the liberty he wanted to discover himself. That’s one thing everybody ought to study from him providing you with the area it’s essential a bowler or a batsman is a really, essential,” Harbhajan stated.
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