Ad row: No bad blood between Dhoni and Bhajji

Zeecric Bureau

New Delhi: Harbhajan Singh has made it clear that there are no differences between him and MS Dhoni as the Indian cricket captain was not aware of the entire script of the advertisement which mocked the Punjab spinner and his family.

Speaking to a newspaper Harbhajan Singh said from London, “I have spoken to Dhoni about the issue and he told me that he only knew about his part of the advertisement and had no idea how and where his lines will be used.”

“I have nothing against Dhoni and the notice hasn’t been served to him but to the UB Group and the people who have made the advertisement. The contents of the ad are in very bad taste and me and my family have been hurt,” he added.

Though speculations were there that Harbhajan would skip the dinner hosted by Dhoni at The Hilton in London in the wake of the controversy, the offie made it clear that he would attend the party as he has no personal grudge against Dhoni.

Earlier on Monday, the Punjab off-spinner had served a legal notice on Vijay Mallya owned UB Spirits over the television advertisement that shows Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni "mocking" him.

The legal notice was sent by Avtar Kaur, Harbhajan`s mother, through his lawyers, Dewani Advocates & Consultants.

Harbhajan`s lawyers, in the legal notice, had claimed that the commercial mocks the off-spinner, his family and the Sikh community. Advocate Shyam Dewani, one of the lawyers, said that more than the cricketer, his family was upset.