MS Dhoni was a very shy and quiet guy, he neved used to come to our rooms: Harbhajan Singh

MS Dhoni was a very shy and quiet guy, he neved used to come to our rooms: Harbhajan Singh

Harbhajan Singh feels everything changed after 2008 Sydney Test against Australia.

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MS Dhoni and Harbhajan Singh. (Photo: IANS)

Amid COVID-19, each and every cricketer is spending most of their time on social media platforms. Moreover, the cricketers have found a new way of interaction and it is by conducting live sessions. On Wednesday, Harbhajan Singh, the veteran Indian bowler, was involved in an Instagram live session. During the interaction, the finger spinner revealed that MS Dhoni was a shy skipper till 2008 and everything changed after the 2008 Sydney Test.

The gloveman made his debut back in 2005 and soon he was appointed as the skipper of the national side. After that, he led India to the 2007 T20 World Cup triumph and as we all know rest is history. He was later on nicknamed as Mr. Captain Cool, as he never gets angry on his teammates.

Harbhajan Singh throws light on young MS Dhoni

In the interaction, Harbhajan Singh heaped praises on his current IPL skipper. The 39-year-old said that he has played a lot of cricket with Dhoni and went on several tours to different countries like West Indies, Australia, New Zealand and many others. As per him, the former Indian skipper was very shy, who never came to their rooms in the early days. He also added that when players used to hang out together then also Dhoni used to be very silent.

And a sudden turn around in his personality took place after the 2008 Sydney Test Match scandal. According to Bhajji, the 38-year-old began opening in front of the players in the side.

“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 Singh told during a live Instagram session with Rupha Ramani for Chennai Super Kings.

“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,” he added.