The match between multiple-time IPL champions Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings is dubbed ‘El Clasico’ as it is one of the most sought after contests of the season whenever these two titans clash.
Former Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh – who has been a part of both the camps in the past in his TATA IPL career – reckons how an MI vs CSK game gives him the feel of an India-Pakistan game because the emotions run high.
Speaking on Cricket Live on Star Sports, Harbhajan said, “It felt strange when I first wore the CSK jersey after sitting in the Mumbai Indians dressing room for 10 years. For me, both the teams have been very special. The match between these two IPL giants gives the feeling of an India-Pakistan contest due to the rivalry factor and the level of competition. When I first stepped down on the field against MI, I was praying for the match to end soon because there was emotion and a lot of pressure involved in that game. Luckily that match ended early and CSK won it.”