MS Dhoni dropped Yuvraj Singh, Gambhir and Sehwag from the team: Yograj Singh
He also blamed Dhoni for WC 2015 semi-final loss.
Updated - Jan 11, 2020 6:14 pm
Yograj Singh has been continuously talking against MS Dhoni over the last few days. He blamed the former Indian captain for Ambati Rayudu’s retirement and for the semi-final loss against New Zealand in the 2019 World Cup as well. While many are worried about the veteran’s retirement, Yuvraj Singh’s father has once again come up with some negative statement on Dhoni stating that he was responsible for dropping his son, Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag.
Yuvraj Singh was in and out of the Indian team after the 2011 World Cup as he was diagnosed with Cancer. After surviving from it, the left-hander made a stunning comeback but couldn’t hold on to his position due to fitness and form issues. In the meantime, both Gambhir and Sehwag lost form and despite getting a long run didn’t perform which led to the selectors dropping them.
The likes of Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma latched on to the opportunity and after India won the 2013 Champions Trophy, the duo continued to play at the top of the order to close the doors for Sehwag and Gambhir. But Yograj Singh is of the opinion that MS Dhoni used his proximity with the then BCCI President to drop these legendary players from the team.
We lost WC 2015 semi-final also because of Dhoni
“When his ‘adopted father’ N Srinivasan was at the helm, what all didn’t he do? After in 2015, Dhoni dropped Yuvraj Singh using his influence and also dropped Gambhir and Sehwag who could’ve played at that time. He reasoned their fielding and fitness for dropping,” Yograj Singh said while speaking to NNIS Sports. He further went on to blame MS Dhoni for losing the 2015 World Cup semi-final against Australia as well.
“Why did we lose 2015 World Cup semi-final? Because of Dhoni. Why did we lose 2019 World Cup semi-final? Again because of Dhoni. What is the reason for India losing in the semi-final of the consecutive World Cups?” the 61-year-old further said.