Harbhajan Singh, the former Indian cricketer turned politician was one of the main spinners of the Indian cricket team during his playing days and he was also a part of the 2007 T20 World Cup and 2011 ODI World Cup winning squad which India won under the captaincy of MS Dhoni.
Recently, the former Punjab cricketer was asked to tell which batter- MS Dhoni or Rohit Sharma he found more difficult to bowl to and Bhajji stated that though they both were difficult to bowl to yet he found it tougher to bowl to Rohit Sharma.
Harbhajan Singh states that on any given day, any time it is Rohit Sharma who is a very difficult batter to bowl to as he is a class player in terms of batting talent. Bhajji says that Rohit Sharma has a very big impact, especially if he bats from the beginning till the end. As far as Dhoni is concerned, Bhajji said though Dhoni was also a very dangerous batter and a good finisher but Bhajji’s spell used to get completed by the time Dhoni came to bat. However, Turbanator also adds that despite the fact that he has bowled very less to Mahi yet he has dismissed him as well.
Both the cricketers have proved themselves as far as their batting skills are concerned but in terms of captaincy, Rohit Sharma has a long way to go.
While MS Dhoni has established himself as one of the most successful skippers of the country as India has won three ICC trophies under his captaincy – 2007 T20 World Cup, 2011 ODI World Cup and 2013 Champions Trophy, Rohit Sharma has failed in making his team win the T20 World Cup last year and cricket fans are hoping him to make India win the WTC finals and the ODI World Cup too.
As far as international platform is concerned, MS Dhoni may be far ahead of Rohit Sharma but in the IPL, it is the latter who is the most successful skipper of the league as Mumbai Indians has won five titles under his leadership. However, Dhoni is also not far behind as Chennai Super Kings has won four titles under his captaincy.
Harbhajan Singh was a part of Mumbai Indians from 2008 to 2017 and he was a part of the 2013, 2015 and 2017 IPL winning squad. He also played for CSK from 2018 to 2020 and won the trophy once in 2018.
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