‘They say men don’t cry, but MS Dhoni did:’ Harbhajan Singh on Chennai Super Kings return to IPL
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is not just a name but an emotion. The former India captain is known for his calm nature. Now, as his team Chennai Super Kings sets its sights on the Indian Premier League title, an interesting story about Dhoni has been told by none other than his former teammate Harbhajan Singh. The bowler almost opened up about the one occasion when he saw Dhoni break down in tears.
In a video shared by Star Sports, Harbhajan Singh can be heard talking about MS Dhoni. He said it was an emotional moment for the former India captain when Chennai Super Kings made a comeback to the IPL after serving a two-year ban. The incident took place in 2018.
CSK was suspended for two seasons as the team was allegedly involved in a betting scandal. Imran Tahir, who was also a part of the Chennai squad, confirmed that MS Dhoni was emotional over his return to the franchise.
Harbhajan Singh recalls the day MS Dhoni cried, says, “There is a story I want to share. Back in 2018, when CSK made a comeback in this league after a 2-year ban, a It was a team dinner. I have heard the saying ‘men don’t cry’, but MS Dhoni cried that night. He got emotional. I think no one knows about it.
Responding to Harbhajan Singh’s revelations, Imran Tahir said it was an emotional moment for MS Dhoni as the team is like a family to him. The South African spinner replied, “It was a very emotional moment for him (MS Dhoni). Seeing him like this, I came to know how close this team is to his heart. He considers the team as his family. It is very important.” It was wonderful. Emotional for all of us.”
Chennai Super Kings claimed the IPL trophy in 2018.
MS Dhoni began his journey in the Indian Premier League in 2008, when he took over to lead the Chennai Super Kings. The team played its first match against Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings). Under his leadership, the Chennai-based outfit made it to the finals in the inaugural season itself. But, they lost the match to Rajasthan Royals.
MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings will clash with defending champions Gujarat Titans in Qualifier 1 of IPL 2023 today, May 23.