India’s veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh believes that he doesn’t get same privilege as MS Dhoni, when it comes to selection. Referring to drone’s selection of ICC Champions Trophy 2017, Bhajji said that Dhoni hasn’t been hitting the ball well but he still gets selected because “he bring a lot to the table”.
“Yes there is no doubt that Dhoni brings a lot to the table apart from his batting, whether he is in form or not. Obviously we have seen that he is not hitting the ball as well as we have seen,’ Harbhajan Singh told NDTV.
Bhajji also added that MS Dhoni understands the game well and his presence in the middle will help youngsters.
“But he has been captain and he understands the game and having him in the middle will help lot of youngsters and people out there who are not feeling great in particular moments. So he has that edge.
Talking about his selection (or lack of it), Bhajji said that he doesn’t get that sort of privilege from the selectors.
“But when it comes to me. I do feel that we are not given that sort of privilege,” Bhajji said.
Bhajji also spoke about his contribution to Indian cricket and singled himself out for not getting the due “privilege”.
“We too have played for 19 years and won and lost India matches. I have won two World Cups too. So this privilege is for some players, and for some it is not and I’m one of those for whom this privilege is not there. I don’t know why that is the case.
“That question of ‘why’, needs to be asked to the selectors. I don’t want to sing my own praises but the amount of cricket others have played even I understand the game as much and what they bring to the table we also bring to the table. We too wish to play for the country as much,” he added.