WATCH- "MS Dhoni cried that night"- Harbhajan Singh shares unheard tale of CSK captain; Imran Tahir attests the incident

MS Dhoni has won the IPL 4 times with CSK - 2010, 2011, 2018 and 2021.

MS Dhoni and Harbhajan Singh | InstagramMS Dhoni is often known to keep his emotions under check when on field and only a few times he has been caught showing anger or anguish while playing a match either when he was representing India or while playing in the IPL for Chennai Super Kings.

It is Dhoni's emotionally impenetrable personality that makes him a tough player to predict on the field too.

However, his former India and CSK teammate Harbhajan Singh has revealed a stand out occasion when MS Dhoni let his emotions get better of him and even shed some tears.

In a video shared by Star Sports, Harbhajan revealed that the episode took place in 2018 when CSK were making their comeback in the IPL, having been suspended for two seasons over their alleged involvement in the IPL betting scandal.

Imran Tahir, a former CSK spinner who joined Harbhajan, confirmed the account, adding it was at that point that he realised how close the team was to Dhoni.

"There is a story which I want to share. Back in 2018, when CSK made a comeback to this league after a 2-year ban, there was a team dinner. I have heard the saying that 'Men don't cry', but MS Dhoni cried on that night. He became emotional. I think no one knows about this. Right, Imran (Tahir)?" Harbhajan said.

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"Yes, of course. Even I was there. It was a very emotional moment for him (MS Dhoni). Looking at him like that, I came to know how close this team is to his heart. He considers the team as his family. It was very emotional for all of us,” Tahir said.

The South African cricketer even said that it was a proud victory for him and the team as they were given being called 'too old' by the experts.

"We came back after 2 years and won the trophy. And when people give your team the tag of 'buddhe' (old men), and even I was in the squad that season, but we won the title. I am very proud of that victory," Tahir further said.

(Star Sports inputs)


By Jatin Sharma - 23 May, 2023

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