Ahead of the crucial match against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni faced the media and during which he was questioned on why ace spinner Harbhajan Singh was underused in the current edition of the Indian Premier League..
Ahead of the crucial match against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni faced the media and during which he was questioned on why ace spinner Harbhajan Singh was underused in the current edition of the Indian Premier League.
Dhoni also justified his decision to often under-bowl veteran spinner Harbhajan in the tournament.
"I have a lot of cars and bikes in my house. I don't ride all at a time. A lot of times, especially when you have six to seven bowlers in the side, you want to see the conditions, you want to see who is batting and what is needed at that point of time. I see what is in the best interest of the team," Dhoni said.
Harbhajan has played 13 matches out of the total 15 played by CSK and picked up seven wickets at an economy of 8.48.
"In the past, we had Negi and Jadeja, and I gave them different slots of bowling. And the unreal thing is that a lot of times the player gets criticised at times for what the batsman is doing. I always check what the condition is and what is in the best interest of the team than before deciding on the bowler as to who has the best chance to succeed over the bowler. Like in the last game I didn't feel it was necessary for him (Harbhajan) to bowl. But for Bhajji, he is really experienced when it comes to any format of the game," Dhoni said.
The skipper also pointed out that the age group was definitely a concern for the team that is on the verge of winning its third Indian Premier League title.
"The age-group of the boys was definitely a concern, you had to keep them fit. We had to take care of the resources and to make sure that when we come to the business end of the tournament, the best 11 is available for selection," Dhoni said.
Source: NYOOOZ DESK - IPL 2018