Updated: April 26, 2020 5:15:31 pm
RP Singh, questioning why he was not performed in more T20Is regardless of being some of the successful bowlers in the shortest format, mentioned ‘close friend’ MS Dhoni had instructed him that it was down to his dangerous luck.
“I think I was one of the highest wicket-takers in the first three-four years of the T20 format. It is a question why wasn’t selected to play more T20Is. It may be that the captain did not have enough belief in me, or may be my performance had really dipped. But I never got an answer on this from the selectors,” RP Singh mentioned in a chat with Aakash Chopra on his Youtube channel.
Chopra, saying that it is an open secret that RP Singh and MS Dhoni are the greatest of friends, requested what kind of a friendship they’d when Dhoni wouldn’t choose him in the staff – for India in addition to Chennai Super Kings.
With amusing, RP Singh mentioned, “My friendship with Dhoni had started before either of us had played for the country. We used to spend a lot of time together. After he became India captain, his graph kept going up and my graph went down.”
“Our friendship is intact and we still talk and spend time together. In cricketing matters, we have different opinions. I have asked him as well what I could have done to play more for India. Dhoni told me maybe it was down to my bad luck,” he added.
Earlier in the dialog, RP had recalled that he had gained the Purple Cap in the 2009 IPL for many wickets that season, thus incomes him a short-lived comeback to the nationwide staff. RP Singh’s final T20I used to be in 2009.
He made a comeback to the Test side on the tour of England in 2011 however this remained his final outing in the nationwide staff’s jersey. He had performed 14 Tests, 58 ODIs and 10 T20Is by this time.
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