India news April 6, 2012

'Harbhajan has ability to lead India some day' - Ganguly

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Sourav Ganguly, the former India captain, has said that offspinner Harbhajan Singh has the ability to lead the national team following his showing for his IPL franchise, Mumbai Indians. Harbhajan has not featured in India's Test or ODI squad since August 2011.

He returned home mid-way through India's 4-0 Test whitewash in England, after picking up an abdominal muscle strain, and was not picked for the home series against England and West Indies, the tour of Australia or the Asia Cup. However, during this period he had captained Mumbai Indians, in place of an injured Sachin Tendulkar, to the Champions League T20 title. Earlier this week, in wake of Tendulkar's decision to stand down from the post just before the start of IPL V, he was named the franchise's permanent captain.

"Harbhajan's captaincy was brilliant in the Champions League and yesterday too," Ganguly told PTI, referring to the opening game of the IPL, in which Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings by eight wickets. He said Harbhajan's body language as captain had been "terrific". "He has the ability to lead India some day. I have always said I will have Harbhajan in my side."

Ganguly also said Tendulkar was a "reluctant" leader. "We have seen in the past that he [Tendulkar] is a reluctant captain. It's his personal decision. And also, it has got to do with Bhajji [Harbhajan] winning the Champions League."

As captain of the Pune Warriors IPL team, Ganguly will go up against Harbhajan when Warriors take on Mumbai Indians on Friday at the Wankhede Stadium.

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  • annon on April 9, 2012, 12:58 GMT

    He was a serious cricketer and a treat to watch. But his chances of playing for india again is remote. Perhaps he can play in tests if and when there is a need. Let him train spinners.

  • Romenevans on April 7, 2012, 9:30 GMT

    Funny thing about Harbhajan's case is that the guy who replaced him is a ditto copy of him. Yep! Ashwin bowls just fine like Bhajji (He's isn't real threatening wicket taker, or in fact he is been bowling so pathetically bad off late too, after WI home tour in India) and can bat a bit too. The only thing separate the both is that Bhajji is miles ahead of super slow motion of Ashwin in terms of fielding and running. LOL!

  • sweetspot on April 7, 2012, 9:23 GMT

    Okay, what are his credentials now? Being able to get under the skin of Australians, say some. He is not some ointment, is he? He is there to take wickets and he didn't do much for far too long. Let's hope for the best for Bhajji, but as the right option for Dhoni, I think Ashwin is far more potent simply because he can bowl in the powerplays, take wickets when needed, contain if necessary, and most of all, use his head calmly. If there is any competition in batting, Ashwin has shown his class. Bhajji had his chances. Let Ashwin get his due. It's nice to see competition amongst Ashwin, Rahul Sharma, Ojha and anybody else.

  • ramli on April 7, 2012, 7:36 GMT

    So .. if you find yourself out of the team as a non-performing player ... become captain to be in Indian team .. . rubbish from Saurav ... to say that Bajji is a better captain than Sachin is one thing ... but equating IPL success (that too in one match) as captain to Indian team is ridiculous ... Saurav is trying to sow seeds of dissent/discontent in the team .. as he did in KKR ...

  • KapilDadas on April 7, 2012, 7:34 GMT

    Ha...ha .... Dadas boys! Is that why you do not have a place in Indian XI. Really traumatic days for Indian cricket. If any of those who rave and rant against Ganguly Pune only a simple question? Did you see the match against Mumbais XI. That is captaincy.. Not hiding behind cool gogles and letting things drift witthout a clue about the match after the toss and customary media interrctions. Wooden captians make cool brands but do not win games.

  • on April 7, 2012, 7:04 GMT

    Funny DADA :D Pity u :( !!

  • santanu_cric on April 7, 2012, 7:03 GMT

    @sukuviju:Do you think if Dada criticize the board it will be unfair??? That man gave so much to indian cricket.........but never got his captaincy confirmed.......he was captain for one series at a time

  • ajantric on April 7, 2012, 6:53 GMT

    First let him improve his bowling and find a space in national team. Later we will think about captancy. And Ganguly, you are out of team and your days are over. Dont think that you are the ultimate word in Indian cricket. Millions are watching and they know who is who.

  • sukuviju on April 7, 2012, 5:41 GMT

    Harbhajan, Sehwag, Yuvraaj and Zaheer are all Dada's boys and he will always back them. As captain of Pune Warriors, he will want to beat Chennai to prove he is a better captain. He will next take a shot at administration and will be eyeing the BCCI president's job that goes on rotation.

  • on April 7, 2012, 5:36 GMT

    Oh yes, but the unfortunate part being, the rule that the captain has to be a part of the playing XI. I really dont see Harbhajan making it to the playing XI any time soon. And with the wrestling assignments(!), ground analysis (a role he has taken rather seriously) and Ambani cricket to keep him busy it would be logical to bid good bye to the blue jersey.

  • annon on April 9, 2012, 12:58 GMT

    He was a serious cricketer and a treat to watch. But his chances of playing for india again is remote. Perhaps he can play in tests if and when there is a need. Let him train spinners.

  • Romenevans on April 7, 2012, 9:30 GMT

    Funny thing about Harbhajan's case is that the guy who replaced him is a ditto copy of him. Yep! Ashwin bowls just fine like Bhajji (He's isn't real threatening wicket taker, or in fact he is been bowling so pathetically bad off late too, after WI home tour in India) and can bat a bit too. The only thing separate the both is that Bhajji is miles ahead of super slow motion of Ashwin in terms of fielding and running. LOL!

  • sweetspot on April 7, 2012, 9:23 GMT

    Okay, what are his credentials now? Being able to get under the skin of Australians, say some. He is not some ointment, is he? He is there to take wickets and he didn't do much for far too long. Let's hope for the best for Bhajji, but as the right option for Dhoni, I think Ashwin is far more potent simply because he can bowl in the powerplays, take wickets when needed, contain if necessary, and most of all, use his head calmly. If there is any competition in batting, Ashwin has shown his class. Bhajji had his chances. Let Ashwin get his due. It's nice to see competition amongst Ashwin, Rahul Sharma, Ojha and anybody else.

  • ramli on April 7, 2012, 7:36 GMT

    So .. if you find yourself out of the team as a non-performing player ... become captain to be in Indian team .. . rubbish from Saurav ... to say that Bajji is a better captain than Sachin is one thing ... but equating IPL success (that too in one match) as captain to Indian team is ridiculous ... Saurav is trying to sow seeds of dissent/discontent in the team .. as he did in KKR ...

  • KapilDadas on April 7, 2012, 7:34 GMT

    Ha...ha .... Dadas boys! Is that why you do not have a place in Indian XI. Really traumatic days for Indian cricket. If any of those who rave and rant against Ganguly Pune only a simple question? Did you see the match against Mumbais XI. That is captaincy.. Not hiding behind cool gogles and letting things drift witthout a clue about the match after the toss and customary media interrctions. Wooden captians make cool brands but do not win games.

  • on April 7, 2012, 7:04 GMT

    Funny DADA :D Pity u :( !!

  • santanu_cric on April 7, 2012, 7:03 GMT

    @sukuviju:Do you think if Dada criticize the board it will be unfair??? That man gave so much to indian cricket.........but never got his captaincy confirmed.......he was captain for one series at a time

  • ajantric on April 7, 2012, 6:53 GMT

    First let him improve his bowling and find a space in national team. Later we will think about captancy. And Ganguly, you are out of team and your days are over. Dont think that you are the ultimate word in Indian cricket. Millions are watching and they know who is who.

  • sukuviju on April 7, 2012, 5:41 GMT

    Harbhajan, Sehwag, Yuvraaj and Zaheer are all Dada's boys and he will always back them. As captain of Pune Warriors, he will want to beat Chennai to prove he is a better captain. He will next take a shot at administration and will be eyeing the BCCI president's job that goes on rotation.

  • on April 7, 2012, 5:36 GMT

    Oh yes, but the unfortunate part being, the rule that the captain has to be a part of the playing XI. I really dont see Harbhajan making it to the playing XI any time soon. And with the wrestling assignments(!), ground analysis (a role he has taken rather seriously) and Ambani cricket to keep him busy it would be logical to bid good bye to the blue jersey.

  • on April 7, 2012, 5:07 GMT

    All the comments I read except that of "posted by Vivian_Richard on (April 07 2012, 03:40 AM GMT)" have almost shunned the comments of Sourav Ganguly. Its sad but that's the way it is in India . Whatever Sourav has said is with conviction . That he was India's finest captain ever he has proved again by his vintage touches in the PWI vs MI match . One could see his emotions exactly as he did when he led India. BRAVO SOURAV !!!

  • sundar_83 on April 7, 2012, 5:01 GMT

    haha well said ganesh mali he has to be in the team first

  • poolcricket on April 7, 2012, 4:25 GMT

    No, thank you. (twenty-five characters)

  • on April 7, 2012, 4:23 GMT

    Saw his performence yesterday... He was more like medium pacer then spinner

  • Vivian_Richard on April 7, 2012, 3:40 GMT

    Is anyone reading through the article or just swishing through the headline and hitting ctrl+end? Sorav's not asking for Harbhajan to be made captain, he's just saying that the man has potential and is capable enough. Going by Harbhajan's captaincy statistics in the T20 tournaments, he has fared remarkably well, leading one team to the finals while taking another to the cup. There is some substance to Sourav's claims and coming from one of India's finest captains (going by the records, not by emotions), the Turbanator can flash a proud smile or two.

  • leleraja on April 7, 2012, 3:23 GMT

    We dont need a captain. We need a wicket taking off spinner. Unfortunately, Bhajji isnt!!

  • bharath74 on April 7, 2012, 3:07 GMT

    lol!! Common Dada, u must be having a laugh.

  • DADA on April 7, 2012, 2:35 GMT

    @xylo, BalajiBalaji, Terminator, Ganesh Mali, etc... it as just a "mind game" before the big match..... Just like the one against Steven Waugh during the 2004 test series...

  • McGorium on April 7, 2012, 0:10 GMT

    @xylo: Chappell did get rid of a non-performing captain in Ganguly, so it wasn't all that bad a decision. Chappell might have been a lousy man-manager, but at least that was one thing he did right. As for Harbhajan, it's unlikely. india rarely makes bowlers captain. Even Anil Kumble was made interim captain so that Dhoni could gain experience and eventually take up test captaincy as well. Kapil Dev was also a batsman. You have to go really far back to find a fulltime bowler who also captained India.

  • on April 6, 2012, 18:45 GMT

    He has to be in the team first.....

  • on April 6, 2012, 18:38 GMT

    i think its time for vvs to captain the side. or otherwise we could call back dada or even Azharuddin or Kapil Dev to be the next skipper. And offcourse we still have Bishan singh Bedi and Dilip Vengsarkar...... why not them.

  • xylo on April 6, 2012, 17:03 GMT

    True Mr. Ganguly. I believe this has as useful as your other contribution to India - suggesting Mr. Greg Chappel as head coach. Bravo!

    @addsmiles, safe like Sachin? safe as in, sit in the pavilion and ask a sub to field in your place?

  • on April 6, 2012, 16:49 GMT

    ganguly is right harbhajan can lead better than dhoni but dhoni cant do anything without harbhajan,yuvraj , zaheer, and sehwag this proved by the england tour,australia tour and ouster from the asia cup. harbhajan worst performance is better than the some of the current blowers average performance . Dhoni celver in giving youngsters a chance then only he can lead the team india. Dhoni is the one destroyed the indian test team by bringing limited overs specialist into test cricket.

    harbhajan should lead the indian test team dhoni should lead one day team kohli should lead the 20-20 team

  • muski on April 6, 2012, 16:37 GMT

    As far as agression goes, the Sardar has it in plenty. Iam not sure though of his cricketing merit. If he can get back to his wicket taking ways and do a bit with his bat, why not. We need a captain who is hurt by defeats and not a jumping jack who says we batted badly and bowled badly and hence we lost.

  • on April 6, 2012, 16:18 GMT

    Well, read a lot of comments with a lot of grammar problems. I watched the match today and Dada's captaincy was brilliant. Someone said Dinda should remain in IPL. Well he proved you wrong sachin_vvs fan or whatever ! You should be talking about the 2 million Jadeja who played for almost all matches overseas !!!!!

  • on April 6, 2012, 16:04 GMT

    Irfan pathan should be indias captain, because a captain needs to always be in the team, and bhajji cant be in every game unless we play ij india, because we have ashwin, pathan is a playrr who can bat well, in any nation and india, and he can bowl well anywhere. Always need pathan in the team.

  • Terminator. on April 6, 2012, 15:35 GMT

    lol!!! this is one of the funniest comments from a 'retired' indian captain....!!!

    this probably proves that he needs to retire from 'all' forms of cricket!!! :P :P

  • crindex on April 6, 2012, 14:40 GMT

    Harbajan - Captain of India ? Please spare India .

  • on April 6, 2012, 14:38 GMT

    @srinideva 1st ganguly was not kicked out he retired 2nd he was playing well in both formats scored over 1000 runs in both formats that year 3rd he has also praised dhoni in the past but right now dhoni is not getting good results for india.... so i can see y ru so jealous of dada ur a baised dhoni fan

  • addsmiles on April 6, 2012, 14:34 GMT

    Well yes he can lead the team, he is a fighter a good fielder and a handy bat. But unforunately he has lost his magic with the ball and without that he will be a liability on the team. But i really hope he recovers from the slump and comes back, mostly because I cannot handle the sight of Ashwin fielding. Ashwin is a an ok bowler, but he is one of worst fielders that we have in our team and that to me should be a dealbreaker in modern cricket. Not everyone needs to be electric like Kohli, but at least be safe like Sachin.

  • on April 6, 2012, 14:33 GMT

    @srinideva 9th place hahaha mumbai juggernaut is broken by pune

  • Muthamil on April 6, 2012, 14:31 GMT

    Mr, srinideva, your assumption totally wrong. what happenendtoday match b/w PWI and MI. Dada is the best cricketer forvevr and a great leader with leadership quality. Dhoni or sachin no way to compare leadership quality with Dada. in 1999 where indian cricket team liedbecaus of poor captaincy by sachin tendulkar. he is not a good cricketer and selfish player. so dont make any negative comments by great leader DADA

  • Alexk400 on April 6, 2012, 14:29 GMT

    bhaji at times brilliant , he is more of attention seeker. He is never be a leadership material. problem is india has no one except dhoni for leadership. Sehwag sucks in learship. Gambhir is always angry. Only kohli is next possible captain.

  • rshaad on April 6, 2012, 14:29 GMT

    Even i have the ability to lead India, i just don't have the skills to play for the country. Same with Harbhajan, he doesn't have the skills to play for India anymore.

  • zico123 on April 6, 2012, 14:26 GMT

    Bhajji has to be selected in the team first on merit as a player!! foget about leading as captain !!

  • sachin_vvsfan on April 6, 2012, 14:21 GMT

    LOL. Ganguly said something about Ashok dinda (another IPL product like jadeja) We have seen his performance against Bdesh. I hope these IPL products remain in IPL only and for Bhajji he is no longer the force to reckon and let him prove his mettle in Ranji.

  • 777aditya on April 6, 2012, 14:21 GMT

    shatta! - forget India, he is not fit to lead even any of the affiliate national side

  • squarepeg on April 6, 2012, 14:14 GMT

    harbhajan has to first get into the Indian team. Dada has this liking for some, he positively dislikes Dhoni, can't stop being envious of Sachin and thinks he is the best cricketing brain ever. harbhajan might some day lead the India veterans XI.

  • balajeev on April 6, 2012, 14:06 GMT

    Dada is damaging his own credibility by making such a statement. Harbhajan's bowling has been rubbish lately. How can he even get into the Indian team, let alone captain it one fine day?

  • wake_up_india on April 6, 2012, 14:04 GMT

    Let us remember that Ganguly's winning record is yet to be broken and the Dhoni tream is going in the other direction. There is more to captaincy than scoring a ton of runs. If those were the requirements then both TenD and Dravid would have excelled as captains. Cricket is not 11 guys playing golf together.

  • NikhilNair on April 6, 2012, 14:04 GMT

    Bhajji... Imiss you in the team. I miss your aggression which I don't see in these young bowlers... not Ashwin, R Sharma... not anyone. I hope the selectors have enough brains to pick you for next series. An out-of-form Bhajji is still much better than what we have seen of Ashwin until now.

  • on April 6, 2012, 13:59 GMT

    yeah singh is like Mike Bearley, steve waugh and stephen fleming rolled in to one

  • sportofpain on April 6, 2012, 13:42 GMT

    I have to agree with Saurav - I thought the same thing when Bhajji captained Mumbai Indians to the Champions League Title. That was a brilliant effort! Most people who comment here in a disrespectful manner are not doing him justice and don't seem to understand the magnitude of Bhajji's achievements - 400 test wickets is nothing short of phenomenal. Only about 5 cricketers have more than him in the history of the game. He is a fantastic fielder and useful bat as well.

    Has anyone noticed how unflagging his spirit is? Often Indian wickets are batsmen friendly and when he goes abroad, the conditions favor seam. But he wheels in tirelessly, just like that other warrior before him - Kumble.

    Bhajji is also a great fighter - give him the reins of captaincy and he will do a fabulous job. In reality, THERE IS NO ONE who is more deserving.

  • CurryNCricket on April 6, 2012, 13:26 GMT

    I miss the Sikh warrior in the team with his bat and ball. Clearly there was no positive body language in Australia among any Indians (Except Kohli) without Bhajji in the team. I do miss warriors like Bhajji and Dada himself. Bhajji was failure with his ball in England. Although, his bat performance was far better than the captain Dhoni. His performance was pathetic with bat and mainly with his captaincy. The defensive field setting and choice of eleven was questionable too. Sehwag is too mellow. Gambhir is questiable. Kohli or Bhajji is the only choice. Kumble was spin bowler and excellent captain.

  • on April 6, 2012, 13:06 GMT

    No, he will come in as captain, not as bowler.:(

  • AnotherCricketFan on April 6, 2012, 13:05 GMT

    Improv - is contacting Sourav for his next performance.

  • Ms.Cricket on April 6, 2012, 13:05 GMT

    Ganguly and Harbhajan, both over-rated has-beens! Not to be taken seriously any more!

  • srinideva on April 6, 2012, 12:42 GMT

    9th place is exclusively waiting for you mr.gang

  • srinideva on April 6, 2012, 12:35 GMT

    are you kidding me? First of all, we knew the reason why you commenting like this in recent time. Simply you don't like dhoni who kicked you out of indian team for your poor run in 2008.publish ci

  • matbhuvi on April 6, 2012, 12:27 GMT

    May be a non playing captain like we have in Davis cup?

  • RogerC on April 6, 2012, 12:10 GMT

    This is an excellent hint at the way Ganguly was leading India. He took some players on his side and used them to fight others. Here he is using Harbajan to fight Dhoni and Tendulkar.

  • SureshBravo on April 6, 2012, 11:41 GMT

    Lets hope bhaji to select in india team, then he can lead. I hope dada was dreaming.

  • Bobby_Talyarkhan on April 6, 2012, 11:41 GMT

    As usual people are not reading what is in front of them. All this fuss about how can Ganguly ask for Harbhajan to be captain if he is not in the team - Ganguly is perfectly clear about this "I have always said I will have Harbhajan in my side." End of......

  • on April 6, 2012, 11:24 GMT

    ROFL...stops...and ROFL some more

  • Sakthiivel on April 6, 2012, 11:21 GMT

    Dada getting crazy day by day. But this is very bad joke.

  • Vatto on April 6, 2012, 11:20 GMT

    Has dada gone nuts? MI is just a club. And if a club captain can replace a country's, then dada should first check all the domestic club captains from the division's of each state

  • on April 6, 2012, 11:06 GMT

    and ganguly, you should now go to retirement from all kind of cricket, cause now you are a expiry of date and dont be a burden of any team.

  • Nerk on April 6, 2012, 10:53 GMT

    Is he going to lead by mobile phone? Twitter? Skype? Just wondering because I thought you had to actually be in the team to be captain.

  • on April 6, 2012, 10:49 GMT

    Are you kidding DADA...??

  • DrSunilSharma on April 6, 2012, 10:41 GMT

    Dada...is .... is right ... Indian Team needs Harbhajan Singh. Even my Australilian friend acknowledge that.. Harbhajan gets under the skin of not only Australian Cricket Team but all cricket mad Australian and wins ...each battle each time......He continued ..why did Harbhajan Singh did not come to Australia in 2011 and 2012 tour. He is a sikh warrior ... a proud Indian..Salute to him... He is an allrounder even with bat he commands his place and he electrifies the team to fight and conquer like a true sikh...Govind Singh Ji....Sava Lakh se ek ladau nub Gonind Singh kahlau. Thank you Dada ... Ganguly... for your vision love for Indian Cricket Team to rule again. He is even more passionnate than our star batsman Virat Kohli.. who can support battle hardened warriors like Tendulkar, Gambhir, Dhoni, Zaheerand returning warriors like Yuvi.

  • Drew2 on April 6, 2012, 10:32 GMT

    Harbhajan Singh has the ability to lead India someday??? When exactly is this "someday". He's nearly 32 now, and has been dropped from the national side. This is almost as crazy as Bryce McGain taking over from Shane Warne at the age of 37.

  • zuber21886 on April 6, 2012, 10:30 GMT

    nooooooo harbhajan back in team!!! and captain of India!!! nothing can go worse than that for India

  • Satv007 on April 6, 2012, 10:24 GMT

    Dada..what a funny comment. First of all bajji should play well to get back in to the side and then perform again. He should never be made captain as his attitude is not good. India is going on the right path by appointing VK as VC and it is just a matter of time to allow VK to perform intest matches and it will come.

  • thinktank1 on April 6, 2012, 10:23 GMT

    Harbajhan is bowling like a club bowler.. Bajji must have asked Sourav to recommend him. haha..

  • Rahul_Acharya on April 6, 2012, 10:22 GMT

    When Kaif had won the U 19 world cup and was in the Indian side, he was forecasted to lead India someday. But, because of his individual performance he was dropped. Lets hope that Bhajji will force his way back to Indian squad. We all know he is a fighter

  • on April 6, 2012, 10:11 GMT

    Hopefully will wintness the same sometime in near future...and will al Wintness a Bowler as a captain after a long time...!!! :)

  • MAD-1 on April 6, 2012, 10:06 GMT

    Doesnt Harbajhan need to make it back to the team first in order to become Captain?

  • Pradeep1386 on April 6, 2012, 9:49 GMT

    Its advisable for ganguly(great captain) to refrain from giving comments like this.harbhajan does not have the calm to be at the helm in tough conditions. we all know ganguly supports harbajan similar to Dhoni backing R.jadeja. Ganguly always being critical about sachin even during playing days(Jealous). Nothing new about his critics about sachin.

  • RatheeshNarayanan on April 6, 2012, 9:47 GMT

    Ask him to bowl better, then we will think about his captaincy requirement in the team.

  • on April 6, 2012, 9:46 GMT

    there is no place for bajji in the team itself forget abt he leading the team...Ganguly said ashok dinda is one of the best fast bowlers from india but still dinda never made any impact in intrnational ckt. Ganguly looks like making crap decision by selecting clarke(that too trying hard for the deal) for pune warriors who is never a t20 bet.....

  • AK_India on April 6, 2012, 9:40 GMT

    of course... once he manages to get into the Indian team... :P

  • chilled_avenger on April 6, 2012, 9:39 GMT

    Let's not overdo it! Mumbai Indians won a T20 Title under Harbhajan and suddenly he is considered Captaincy material. It will be a stretch of imagination to even consider Harbhajan making it in the Indian team based on his performance due to the competition which includes Ravi Ashwin,Rahul Sharma and Pragyan Ojha,let alone him being made Captain ! And its quite funny the way Ganguly said that 'Harbhajan can lead India some day' when Bhajji clearly don't have too much years of Cricket left,its not like he is a 25-year old or something!

  • on April 6, 2012, 9:34 GMT

    firstly,Harbhajan need to cm back in d Indian team......Virat is d future captain Dada !!!

  • SettingSun on April 6, 2012, 9:33 GMT

    Sourav, you do know that they won't let him take the field with his lead pipe from Ring Ka King?

  • on April 6, 2012, 9:23 GMT

    The question is if that day would come any soon?!

  • on April 6, 2012, 9:17 GMT

    he will lead only when he is in the team and i dont see that happening. he is finished.

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  • on April 6, 2012, 9:17 GMT

    he will lead only when he is in the team and i dont see that happening. he is finished.

  • on April 6, 2012, 9:23 GMT

    The question is if that day would come any soon?!

  • SettingSun on April 6, 2012, 9:33 GMT

    Sourav, you do know that they won't let him take the field with his lead pipe from Ring Ka King?

  • on April 6, 2012, 9:34 GMT

    firstly,Harbhajan need to cm back in d Indian team......Virat is d future captain Dada !!!

  • chilled_avenger on April 6, 2012, 9:39 GMT

    Let's not overdo it! Mumbai Indians won a T20 Title under Harbhajan and suddenly he is considered Captaincy material. It will be a stretch of imagination to even consider Harbhajan making it in the Indian team based on his performance due to the competition which includes Ravi Ashwin,Rahul Sharma and Pragyan Ojha,let alone him being made Captain ! And its quite funny the way Ganguly said that 'Harbhajan can lead India some day' when Bhajji clearly don't have too much years of Cricket left,its not like he is a 25-year old or something!

  • AK_India on April 6, 2012, 9:40 GMT

    of course... once he manages to get into the Indian team... :P

  • on April 6, 2012, 9:46 GMT

    there is no place for bajji in the team itself forget abt he leading the team...Ganguly said ashok dinda is one of the best fast bowlers from india but still dinda never made any impact in intrnational ckt. Ganguly looks like making crap decision by selecting clarke(that too trying hard for the deal) for pune warriors who is never a t20 bet.....

  • RatheeshNarayanan on April 6, 2012, 9:47 GMT

    Ask him to bowl better, then we will think about his captaincy requirement in the team.

  • Pradeep1386 on April 6, 2012, 9:49 GMT

    Its advisable for ganguly(great captain) to refrain from giving comments like this.harbhajan does not have the calm to be at the helm in tough conditions. we all know ganguly supports harbajan similar to Dhoni backing R.jadeja. Ganguly always being critical about sachin even during playing days(Jealous). Nothing new about his critics about sachin.

  • MAD-1 on April 6, 2012, 10:06 GMT

    Doesnt Harbajhan need to make it back to the team first in order to become Captain?