Former India spinner Harbhajan Singh is one of the finest spinners to have played for India for almost two decades. He has been a part of many of India’s memorable victories including the ICC T20 World Cup 2007 and the 2011 ODI World Cup where he also made significant contributions as well.
Meanwhile, former India captain MS Dhoni often gets the credit for playing a 91-run knock in the final for India’s World Cup triumph in 2011. However, the final six came from his bat only off Nuwan Kulasekara as well. On the other hand, Gautam Gambhir had also played an important role in the run-chase with a brilliant knock of 97 runs. But many fans believe only Dhoni gets credit for winning the World Cup and this didn’t go down well with Gambhir earlier.
However, Harbhajan Singh also joined that list and added that India’s World Cup triumph was only possible due to teamwork and not based on any individual performance. He said this during his IPL 2022 analysis prior to the game between the Delhi Capitals and the Kolkata Knight Riders. Along with him, his former teammates Irfan Pathan and Mohammad Kaif were also present.
“When Australia wins the World Cup at that time everyone says ‘Australia won the World Cup’. When India wins the World Cup at that time, eveeyone said, ‘MS Dhoni won the World Cup. Toh baaki ke 10 waha lassi peene gaye the?,” said Harbhajan Singh while speaking on Star Sports. “What did the other 10 players do? What did Gautam Gambhir do? What did the others do? It’s a team game. When 7-8 players play well only then only your team will progress,” he said.
Bhajji on 🔥🤣🤣🤣… But no hate for MS 👍 pic.twitter.com/4tXxc90lt6
— Arghya Dey (@91_arghya) April 11, 2022
However, Mahendra Singh Dhoni was adjudged the Player of the Match for his unbeaten 91 runs from 79 balls. Gambhir, on the other hand, resurrected the innings after being reduced to 31/2 as they quickly lost Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar. He was involved in an 83-run stand for the third wicket with the then young Virat Kohli and steadied the ship. But, he got out on 97 but, Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh ensured that India lift the World Cup.