Not everybody gets the support in Indian cricket that MS Dhoni has received, says Yuvraj Singh

Not everybody gets the support in Indian cricket that MS Dhoni has received, says Yuvraj Singh: Former Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh has accused the Indian selectors and team management of treating him unfairly after his comeback to the Indian cricket post the ICC ODI World Cup 2011. Yuvraj in his recent interview launched an attack and said that not everybody in the Indian cricket gets the support that MS Dhoni has received during the fag end of his career.

Yuvraj Singh’s image in world cricket is more than just an all-rounder. A fascinating cricketer with long levers and a beautiful gift of timing, Yuvraj Singh achieved a lot during his international career. The southpaw was even adjudged as the Player of the Tournament during the 2011 World Cup, which India won.

However, his time post World Cup remains full of ebbs and flows. Yuvraj was diagnosed with cancer during the 2011 World Cup and he went for treatment. The cricketer battled the disease and made a comeback in Indian cricket, however, things weren’t the same as they were earlier when he left.

Though he used to feature in the Indian jerseys, he was not consistent and used to get dropped from the squad often. Yuvraj has time and again opened up about his snub from the Indian team after his retirement in 2019.

Yuvraj Singh has fired several bold statements in the past, about how unfairly he was treated towards the end of his career, but the recent attack has grabbed several eyeballs. 

The 40-years old cricketer in his recent interview said that MS Dhoni is amongst a few lucky ones to get everlasting support from the Indian dressing room and selectors. 

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“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 (2019) 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,” said Yuvraj Singh on Home of Heroes on Sports18.

“Definitely when you have support from the coach and the captain it helps,” he added.

He further mentioned that several great players like Harbhajan Singh, Virender Sehwag, and Gautam Gambhir were not lucky enough to get that aid from the dressing room.

“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 stated.

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