Yuvraj Singh takes a dig at M.S. Dhoni

Yuvraj Singh on MS Dhoni
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Yuvraj Singh is known for his warrior-like batting on the field, where he trashed the opponents with his sword (bat). The left-handed hitter was instrumental in India’s 2007 T20 World Cup triumph as well as the 2011 50-over World Cup victory. Here in this article, we talk about what has been said by Yuvraj Singh on MS Dhoni in detail.

However, after beating cancer and returning to the field, Yuvraj was unable to reclaim his former charisma and was dropped from the Indian team. In this regard, he expressed his thoughts by using MS Dhoni as an example of someone who was fortunate enough to receive managerial backing near the end of his career.

Speaking on Home of Heroes on Sports18, Yuvraj said that because of the backing of their captain and coach Dhoni went on to play 350 ODIs and even the 2019 World Cup.

“Definitely when you have support from the coach and the captain it helps,” Yuvraj Singh on MS Dhoni.

Look at Mahi (MS Dhoni) towards the end of his career. He had so much support from Virat and Ravi Shastri. They took him to the World Cup, he played till the end and went on to play 350 games. I think support is very important but in Indian cricket, everybody will not get support.

Yuvraj mentioned Gautam Gambhir, Harbhajan Singh, Virender Sehwag, and VVS Laxman as examples, stating that it is tough to perform at the highest level when a player’s position is constantly in jeopardy.

“There have been great players like Harbhajan Singh, Virender Sehwag, VVS Laxman, Gautam Gambhir who didn’t get that (support). When you are batting out there and you know that the axe is hanging on your head how will you concentrate and bat and give your best? It is not an excuse but with different coaches and after 2011 times are very different,” he added.

Dhoni who last played an international match in July 2019, is currently playing in the IPL 2022 and also leading the side Chennai Super Kings.

Dhoni-led CSK to a 13-run victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday, keeping the defending champions in contention for a spot in the IPL 2022 playoffs. CSK are presently ranked 9th on the points table.

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