IPL 2023: No bigger cricketer than MS Dhoni in India – Harbhajan Singh doffs his hat to CSK captain

Harbhajan has stated that anyone else other than Dhoni would have failed to manage such level of fame and stardom, adding that the Ranch-born cricketer has respected the love and emotion from his CSK fans unhinged.

Speaking on Star Sports Cricket Live, Harbhajan Singh said, “Mahendra Singh Dhoni is only one. There cannot be a bigger cricketer than him in India. Someone could have scored more runs than him and someone could have taken more wickets than him, but no one has a bigger fanbase than him.

“Dhoni has accepted this fandom to heart and he respects his teammates as well. He walks with so much love and emotion that anyone else would go mad, but Dhoni has carried this love and emotion in his heart for 15 years and he still hasn’t changed at all,” he added.

Dhoni recently led CSK for the 200th time and became the only captain in the 16-year-long history of the CSK to achieve the feat. The World Cup-winning former India captain has led CSK to four title triumphs – only one behind Mumbai Indians (MI) captain Rohit Sharma.

Harbhajan talks about Shivam Dube’s red-hot form

As CSK take on Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on Friday, eyes will be hooked on all-rounder Shivam Dube – who set the stage on fire with his gigantic sixes against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at M Chinnaswamy.

Lauding the left-handed batter for his range of shots, the former off-spinner said the Mumbai cricketer should continue getting the chance to bat higher in the order more often.

“Shivam Dube’s hitting range is tremendous. Whenever the ball comes into his hitting arc, he dispatches it for a biggie. CSK banks a lot on players with such qualities. Shivam should continue to get opportunities to bat at the top,” Harbhajan said.

CSK are currently placed third in the IPL 2023 points table. They have won three of their first five matches.

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