”It’s a simple answer for me. Sourav Ganguly”: Harbhajan said



Retired cricketer Harbhajan Singh credited former captain Sourav Ganguly for making his career. He was wondering to compare the experience of playing under 2 of the most successful Indian captions- Ganguly and MS Dhoni – Harbhajan mentioned that the former turned him from nobody to somebody.

On Friday, 41-year-old Harbhajan declared his retirement from all forms of cricket more than 5-years after he last performed for India.

In a conversation with the PTI, the former cricketer opened up on performing in the Ganguly and Dhoni. Describing the difference between the 2 phases of his career, Harbhajan said:

“It’s a simple answer for me. Sourav Ganguly handheld me at that juncture of my career when I was a ‘No One’. But when Dhoni became the captain, I was a “Someone”. So you need to understand the big difference.”

Hailing Sourav’s leadership ability, the Turbanator said:

“Dada knew I had skills but didn’t know whether I will deliver. In the case of Dhoni, he knew that I have been there and done that. He knew that I have won matches before him and will win a few for him also.”

Harbhajan further added:

“In life and in the profession, you need that one person, who will guide you at the proper moment and Sourav was that man for me. If Sourav wouldn’t have fought for me and got me in the team, who knows, today you might not be taking this interview of mine. Sourav is the leader who made me what I am.”

Despite that Harbhajan also described about how he spend also also some good memories with Dhoni. He added:

“But yes, Dhoni certainly was a very good captain and he carried the legacy of Sourav and with Dhoni, together we fought some great battles that I will certainly cherish.”

Although Harbhajan rose to prominence under Ganguly’s leadership, he was share of the 2007 (T20) and 2011 World Cup-winning team led by Dhoni.

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