Harbhajan on Vijay Hazare Trophy: Harbhajan hinted at how Dhoni’s presence could have made the difference for Jharkhand.
During the second Semi final of the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy between Delhi and Jharkhand at Bengaluru, Delhi beat Jharkhand by 2 wickets in a cliffhanger of a match. Chasing 200 runs to win the match, Delhi lost wickets at regular intervals to the extent of almost losing the match from one point.
Pawan Negi, who came in to bat at No. 9, rescued his team via a highly responsible innings, something without which Delhi would have never won the match. Negi ended up top-scoring for his team, scoring 39* (49) with the help of five fours and a six.
Delhi’s Navdeep Saini was adjourned the ‘Man of the Match’ for registering his career-best List A figures of 10-2-30-4 in the first innings.
Veteran Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh took to Twitter to congratulate his former teammate Gautam Gambhir and Delhi for making it to the finals of the tourney. In his tweet, Harbhajan further mentioned that had Dhoni played for Jharkhand, you never know if could have made the difference.
Read the full tweet below:
Congrats captain @GautamGambhir and Team Delhi for reaching #VijayHazare finals. Well done #pawanNegi But who knows @msdhoni presence could have been the difference .Team Jharkhand must have missed him today @BCCIdomestic
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) October 18, 2018
There were reports of Dhoni representing Jharkhand in the Quarter finals of the Vijay Hazare Trophy. Even MSK Prasad, Chairman of Selectors, had announced about Dhoni taking part in the tournament. All such news were quashed when Dhoni did not turn up for the Quarter final match.
Whether Dhoni’s non-participation was because of him not wanting to disturb the winning momentum of the team or any other reason, his presence in the nail-biter today would have surely aided his team.
Read some of the recent tweets on Dhoni below:
Wicket-keeper captains to score 50+ in both inns of a Test:
Tatenda Taibu (twice)
MS Dhoni (4 times)
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) October 18, 2018
Trent bridge 2011, there was lunch just after that and dhoni withdrew appeal in between break. Decision turned out to be match defining. https://t.co/rUUYrOrXBJ
— sourabh jain (@sourabh_kuki) October 18, 2018
Five Most stylish Bats, I have seen;
1. Virendra Sehwag
2. M S Dhoni
3. Virat Kohli
4. Yuvraj Singh
5. Ab de villiers https://t.co/mAM5fBJXPv
— Chitvan jitna shararti Avneet 😎 (@AvneetSOfficial) October 18, 2018
For all dhoni fans pic.twitter.com/lni4abcPo3
— Venkat reddy. A (@VenkatreddyA4) October 11, 2018