Yograj Singh has cleared that he never blamed MS Dhoni (Image Credit: Twitter)
Yuvraj Singh’s father Yograj Singh has often been in the news for criticizing India’s wicket-keeper batsman MS Dhoni. Time and again, Yograj has held MS Dhoni responsible for India’s loss in 2015 and 2019 World Cup and has also accused him of dropping Yuvraj Singh, Gautam Gambhir, and Virender Sehwag from the squad. However, Yograj has made U-turn saying that he has never blamed MS Dhoni for India’s semi-final loss and has often praised him.
After Yuvraj Singh’s retirement, a couple of videos went viral when Yograj pinpointed Dhoni’s batting style. He also termed him as a filthy leader and believed that his son, Yuvraj deserved to captain India ahead of Dhoni.
But all changed in an interview to News 24 Sports, Yograj Singh has cleared that he never blamed MS Dhoni for India’s loss in the semi-final of the two World Cups and it is not his version. Rather he praised the wicketkeeper-batsman for serving the nation and also for his impeccable captaincy. “I never said this. I never blamed MS Dhoni for the loss. It is not my version. You have asked a wrong question to the wrong person, he said.
MS Dhoni made himself unavailable for the West Indies tour amidst talks of his retirement and decided to serve Army regiment for around two months. When asked about the same Yograj Singh was all praise for him. He felt that one should serve the nation like he is doing for a long time now and also praised Dhoni for taking some good decisions when he was at the helm for the Indian team.
“There is no doubt that he has been serving the nation for a long time. He is a legendary player. In fact, I am Dhoni’s fan. The way he has played the cricket, the way he has led the side, the kind of decisions he has taken, has been very good,” the 61-year-old further added. This is massive U-turn over his previous statement on MS Dhoni though Yograj Singh didn’t forget to criticised him indirectly again.
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