Yuvraj Singh made a comeback because Dhoni stepped down, says Yograj Singh

Yuvraj Singh made a comeback because Dhoni stepped down, says Yograj Singh

Yograj Singh
Father of Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh. (Photo by Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

The year of 2017 seemed to have started on a very happy note for Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh. The southpaw was named in the Indian squads for the ODI and T20Is against England. The ODI series commences on January 15 and Yuvraj is all set to stage a comeback. The World Cup hero of India, Yuvraj Singh, last played in ICC World T20 against Australia at Mohali. An injury ruled him out of action thereafter. His last ODI appearance came 3 years ago against South Africa at Centurion.

While Yuvraj Singh is busy toiling hard in the practice sessions for the upcoming ODI and T20I series, his father Yograj Singh has made bold statements again. The amount of hate that Yograj Singh has in his heart for former Indian captain MS Dhoni is immense. Time and again, Yograj has made strong comments against MS Dhoni. He often blamed Dhoni as the prime reason for Yuvraj being out of the national side.

Now, he has done that yet again. As per recent reports in Maharashtra Times, Yograj Singh has quoted that Yuvraj Singh was able to stage a comeback only because MS Dhoni is no longer the captain of the team. He also reflected back at the point that he had made a couple of years. A couple of years ago Yograj had claimed that Yuvraj cannot make a comeback as long as MSD is at the helm.

Yograj’s hatred seems to have no end. Meanwhile, Yuvraj Singh holds nothing against MS Dhoni. He had recently commended Dhoni on his successful stint as India’s captain. “We have won the T20 World Cup, the ICC World Cup and the ICC Champions Trophy and were also the number one Test team under him. I’m not sure how many captains have that,” he had said.

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It is absolutely rubbish to claim that Yuvraj came back because of leadership change. It was his performance in domestic cricket that earned him the spot in the national side. Playing for Punjab in the Ranji Trophy this year, he amassed 672 runs in 8 innings at an impressive average close to 84. His top score was of 260 to go with another century and two fifties this season.