Former Indian pacer allegedly fired shots at India’s greatest captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni after his team succumbed to an easy total against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Harbhajan Singh extended his support to the left-arm bowler too, both using Twitter as a platform.
Irfan Pathan retired from all forms of cricket at the beginning of this year whereas Harbhajan Singh is yet available but often not considered. He played his last game for India in 2016. Irfan Pathan represented Indian colors for the final time in 2012 and since then failed to make a return even on the bench.
Irfan Pathan was impressive in the domestic circuit but a number of youngsters already lined up led to his dismissal. Post 2012, Irfan Pathan competed in several IPLs too but a return was just out of bounds. On the other hand, Harbhajan still has hopes for a return in the Indian side but his tweet and often digs at the Indian management won’t help him at all.
As far as ODIs are concerned, Harbhajan was last spotted in the blue jersey in 2015 and that year too, the player played only seven ODIs. Before that, his last appearance came in the year India won the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2011.
It started with Pathan’s tweet on Saturday that read, “Age is just a number for some and for some others a reason to be dropped.” The tweet was just after the day Dhoni visibly struggled with his fitness and failed to get his team through the line. Irfan Pathan was certainly not happy with the treatment and he was instantly supported by Harbhajan Singh, who pulled out of the IPL 2020 due to personal reasons.
He replied saying, “10000000 percent agree with you. @IrfanPathan.” The two have been taking several digs at the management in the past too. The most one being Irfan Pathan’s when he announced his retirement. He said, “Many people feel I did not get the backing from the captain or the team management. I think that’s not in my control. All I cared about was doing well for the team and I am glad I could do that. But yes, one thing disappoints me. When I took my 300th wicket I was 27. People peak at 27 but I did not play international cricket after that. Why? I don’t have an answer to that. Maybe, in the future, things will come out in the open.”
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