Harbhajan reacts to Rayudu’s Rohit Sharma-CSK switch: ‘I failed to…’ | Cricket

Just a day after Indian Premier League (IPL) Chairman Arun Dhumal confirmed that there would be a mega auction after the 2024 season, former Indian cricketer Ambati Rayudu expressed the desire to See Rohit Sharma in the Chennai Super Kings jersey in the near future, which could prove to be a game-changing move amid the recent appeal by Mumbai Indians over their captaincy. Indian legend Harbhajan Singh was completely taken aback by Rayudu’s remark, saying the dynamics of the auction had always surprised him.

Harbhajan Singh reacted to the possibility of Rohit Sharma moving to Chennai Super Kings

For the first time in 11 years, MI will not be led by Rohit in a initial loading season. Considering it a call taken due to his poor form with the bat over the past few seasons, Mumbai removed Rohit, who led the franchise to five titles, from captaincy last December and named Hardik Pandya captain.

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Given the massive move by MI and Chennai in search MS DhoniThe captain’s successor, Rayudu, in an interview with News 24, said that he wants to see Rohit at CSK. He said: “I want to see him play for CSK in the near future. He played for Mumbai Indians for so long. It would be good if he can play for CSK and win there too. It is (the captaincy of CSK) on him “Rohit has earned the right to take this decision. It’s up to him whether or not he wants to lead or not. “

When informed of his former MI teammate’s statement during an interaction with Hindustan Times, Harbhajan remained perplexed by the possibility before admitting that he never managed to understand the dynamic auctions.

“I really don’t know what CSK will do. IPL auctions have always been unpredictable. What is happening in this bidding table…I haven’t managed to crack this bidding code yet” , he said on the sidelines of the Legends Cricket Trophy. , which is played in Sri Lanka.

Harbhajan, however, was not all praise for Rohit and his captaincy, calling him one of the “positives” for India in the recently concluded England Test series.

“The biggest positive was these young batters – Yashasvi, Jurel and Sarfaraz – and the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, who gave confidence to these youngsters to play with freedom, perform their natural game and put in their best performance. C “It’s a huge plus for India, without Virat Kohli, won 0-1 to 4-1. Thanks to all the players, including seniors Ravindra Jadeja and Ashwin, who achieved so many milestones,” said he declared.

A 90-ball tournament

The former India player is currently in Sri Lanka, participating in the new Legends Cricket Trophy, where he plays for the Dubai Giants. It is a league made up of seven franchises, whose matches are played in the 90-ball format.

“There are four powerplay overs, after which the batter can select the powerplay between overs 10 and 15. During this time, the bowling team can give the ball to its best bowler for four overs instead of three. It’s a new concept. We also get an opportunity to play for or against some of our old teammates and opponents,” Harbhajan explained. “When a new format appears, it takes time to understand it. But this format is actually simple, yet unique in its own way, as it gives both the batters and the bowling team an equal advantage in choosing options, as mentioned earlier. And in terms of format, it’s neither a T10 game nor a T20 game.”

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