Harbhajan Singh Tells Untold Story From Cricket World Cup 2011, Gary Kirsten Had Established A Rule
Former Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh stated that Gary Kirsten, the team's coach at the 2011 Cricket World Cup, had instituted a rule prohibiting players from reading newspapers. In a recent conversation, Harbhajan brought up the fact that a cricket player's mental health may suffer from the harsh criticism they receive on social media following a poor performance. After a number of outstanding performances and a thrilling victory over Sri Lanka in the championship match, India went on to win the Cricket World Cup in 2011.
"Those were different times in 2011." You may avoid this by not keeping up with the news. Everything is available on social media these days. Gary Kirsten had established a rule prohibiting us from reading newspapers. You'll see what others do on social media if you don't perform well on a certain day. I would suggest that players avoid using social media. For the next two months, don't look at your phones," he informed India Today.
Earlier, Harbhajan stated that Ravichandran Ashwin is now among the best bowling options for the team captained by Rohit Sharma and that the administration of the team ought to think about fielding him for the 2023 Cricket World Cup.
Fans and commentators had mixed opinions on Ashwin's selection in the World Cup squad after he had a respectable return in the ODI series against Australia, taking four wickets in two games.
After being ruled out due to an injury sustained during the Asia Cup 2023, Ashwin took Axar Patel's place in the final Cricket World Cup roster.
People are beginning to understand that aptitude matters more. It's not as though right-handers shouldn't be bowled to by an off-spinner. Even I stated that Ashwin ought to be in the game if the opposition has more left-handers, but the management disagrees. However, Ashwin would rank first or second on my list of the five best bowlers if I were the team captain or a member of the management team, Harbhajan stated on ESPNCricinfo.