Certainly, there is no love lost between MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh’s father, Yograj Singh. It is notable that ever since Yuvraj Singh’s chaos in international cricket occurred, Yograj Singh has been firing shots at MS Dhoni and the Indian team management for ending his son’s career.
Yograj Singh believes that Yuvraj’s demise in international cricket began after the 2011 World Cup when he was diagnosed with cancer, but it looks more because of conspiracy than Yuvraj’s performances that the former all-rounder has been made to wait for a place in the team for so long after that World Cup win.
Pointing out the example of Sourav Ganguly, another great Indian captain, Yograj believed that while Ganguly did a lot to groom youngsters in the team, Dhoni did not do much.
“I want to ask him he has played for so many years for India, what has he done for any cricketer? Cricketers would have praised him; he had done something for other cricketers. Sourav Ganguly’s status is so high become he thought about himself, his country, as well as his team,” Yograj Singh told News24.
Dhoni’s future has been one of the biggest talking points in Indian cricket over the last 8-10 months. The Ranchi cricketer hasn’t played international cricket because of the 2019 World Cup semi-final against New Zealand.
His return was much anticipated with the return of IPL 2020 this year as he was back to the field, sweating it hard for the Chennai Super Kings.
BCCI had postponed the IPL 2020 indefinitely due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
When asked whether he should hang his boots, Yograj added, “Dhoni is one of the greatest cricketers India has ever produced. Whatever he has achieved shows his greatness. Favoritism still exists in India. Till the time, you will continue to lick boots, be in good terms with the top bosses; till that time, all your wishes will get fulfilled. Whether Dhoni wants to play more or not, it also depends on what the selectors and the board think. If he wants, he will be back in the team, and if he doesn’t want, he won’t be back.”