Harbhajan Singh and MS Dhoni
Harbhajan Singh and MS Dhoni. (Picture Supply: INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP by way of Getty Pictures)

India reclaimed the title of World Champions in 2011 after a hiatus of 28 years beneath the mercurial management of MS Dhoni. India’s historic triumph got here in entrance of a jam-packed dwelling crowd on the Wankhede Stadium in opposition to neighbour Sri Lanka. However it’s the conflict in opposition to everlasting rivals Pakistan within the semi-finals, which has usually been revisited, and most just lately by former Indian spin ace Harbhajan Singh, who revealed a curious story from the epic conflict. 

India’s memorable World Cup marketing campaign was a becoming farewell to batting legend Sachin Tendulkar, who appeared in his sixth and final match, a report that he shares with former Pakistan legend Javed Miandad in males’s cricket. The house facet completed with 260 runs on the board of their 50 overs on the again of an impressive knock of 85 runs by the grasp blaster. 

Pakistan, of their chase, wobbled after a brisk begin and have been tottering at 106/4 because the skilled Misbah-ul-Haq began consolidating together with an exuberant Umar Akmal. The pair had stitched a 36-run stand for the fifth wicket and have been wanting harmful, particularly Akmal, who was teeing off in opposition to the Indian bowlers. 

Dhoni’s inspiring recommendation to Harbhajan Singh turned the course of the match in India’s favour

Indian offie Harbhajan Singh has revealed an untold story involving MS Dhoni in his newest interview. He acknowledged that he had a chat with skipper Dhoni throughout the drinks break after the top of the thirty third over. The Indian captain suggested the veteran bowler to bowl across the wicket to the menacing Umar Akmal, and with the primary ball, after the drinks break, Harbhajan castled the batter, following his chief’s directions. That wicket opened the floodgates for India as they turned comfy victors on the finish.

“It was a kind of video games the place I felt I used to be getting a bit numb. I had bowled 5 overs and conceded round 26-27 runs. It was a water break, and Dhoni informed me, ‘Bhajju pa, aap vahan se daaloge’ (across the wicket). Kamran (Umar) was taking part in good, and so was Misbah. They usually have been scoring runs and the partnership was getting harmful. So I got here to bowl, and I remembered god. I simply prayed for a win. And god did take heed to me. On the very first ball, I received the wicket of Kamran (Umar) Akmal as I bowled across the wicket. He utterly missed the ball,” mentioned Harbhajan as he recalled the second on Star Sports activities’ Dil se India.