Former Indian fast bowler and father of Yuvraj Singh had earlier taken a few shots at MS Dhoni. But this time he turned his attention to the current Indian captain Virat Kohli as well who according to him hasn’t displayed much support for Yuvraj. It is a known fact that Yuvraj Singh was one of the finest match-winners to represent the ‘Men in Blue’ in the limited overs format.
Yuvi played was a key figure in Team India’s World T20 triumph in 2007 as well as in the ICC Cricket World Cup of 2011 where he was awarded the ‘Player of the Tournament’ award. However, Yuvraj then had to battle it out with cancer which then made his spot vacant in the national side. His miraculous recovery did suggest that he still had cricket left in him.
Yuvraj Singh did play a few good knocks every now and then which also included his swashbuckling 150 versus England but was soon dropped after the tour to West Indies tour. Yuvi also made a statement recently about how Sourav Ganguly had more of his back in contrast to MS Dhoni or Virat Kohli.
“Along with these two, I would say that even the selectors betrayed him. I had met Ravi recently. He asked me for a photograph. I called him and pointed out that all great players should get a send-off based on their performances. When Dhoni, Kohli or Rohit retire, I would request the board to give them a good send-off as they have done so much for Indian cricket. Many have backstabbed him and it hurts,” Yograj Singh quoted when asked about Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni.
Yograj also spoke about how some of the selectors didn’t cash in on the idea of having Yuvraj Singh in the squad and felt that his son was ‘backstabbed’.
“Indian selector Sharandeep Singh, he used to go to meetings and say that Yuvraj should be dropped. Such people are appointed as selectors who do not know ABC of cricket. What do you expect from them? It hurts when someone backstabs you. Everybody was worried about what would happen to them if Yuvraj continues to perform,” claimed Yograj Singh.
Yograj added further detail by mentioning that there were murmurs about snubbing Yuvi a spot in the side since Suresh Raina was now a valued member of the Indian team
“I also got to know, even though I am not sure of how much of it is true, that in one of the meetings, someone said that the Indian team doesn’t need Yuvraj as Suresh Raina is a part of the team. I did not say so. Yuvraj himself said so and I have heard many cricketers say so as well.”
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