Lauding Harbhajan Singh’s winning effort against England, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni admitted that he now has a ‘problem of plenty’, when it comes to selecting the playing eleven for the next match, says a report in The Hindu, adding that the Indian captain also praised Rohit Sharma and Gautam Gambhir.
In the post-match press-conference, Dhoni said: “Considering the circumstances, the pressure of making a comeback and his own desperation and expectations, Harbhajan bowled brilliantly. Off course I have seen him bowl better than this but as I said earlier, the circumstances made it very special. He was aggressive, was particular about the field settings and bowled a good line and length, mixed up his variations, the doosras and the top-spinner and it is good that he did well.”
According to the report, the skipper said that the ‘problem of plenty’ will cause a selection dilemma. “We have two of the best openers — Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir. And it is going to be a difficult choice but I can’t say anything for certain now about whether I will play five bowlers or two spinners together. It all depends on the pitch and the conditions but a player like Harbhajan can also bat a bit.”
Dhoni added that he always rated Rohit ‘very high' and that Gambhir’s performance will help him ‘gain confidence.'
Meanwhile The Times Of India reports that with Harbhajan Singh making a memorable comeback and Piyush Chawla coming good in the spin department, Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday said that his side would face the problem of plenty but the best eleven will play in the remaining games of the World Twenty20.
"Now we have got a problem of plenty with both the spinners (Harbhajan and Chawla) doing well today. Yes, we have got difficult decisions to make. Not to forget that the players who missed out today have won a lot of games for India on their own," Dhoni said after India thrash England by 90 runs in their last group league match. "It will be difficult decision but we will pick the best eleven," he added.
He praised the players for the all-round show against defending champions England today. "It was an efficient performance. People might say we were slow for the first 15 over (while batting), but we were not over-aiming. We had five bowlers, we knew that," he said, adding that the bowlers produced a fantastic performance.