MS Dhoni news: Yuvraj Singh reveals the reason for former India Captain’s success and relevance in the current Indian team even at age 37
One of the very few stalwarts of Indian Cricket, respected and admired by the Cricket experts and fans aplenty- MS Dhoni’s emergence as a household name is an obvious given. There are very few players across the globe, who are revered for myriad reasons, right from the different skill sets pertaining the game, to the modesty and personal traits off-the field. And MS Dhoni is unarguably one of them.
Adding to the list of his admirers, is another Indian stalwart and batting sensation- Yuvraj Singh. Yuvraj was recently amnngst discussions, as he had recently made up his mind to pursue a freelance career in ICC approved foreign T20 leagues.
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However, in a recent interview, the Southpaw spoke at length about what makes MS Dhoni the man that he is, even after serving Indian Cricket for so long.
What did Yuvraj Singh say?
In an interview with Hindustan Times,Yuvraj talked about what has changed about MS Dhoni over the years. The left-hander from Punjab credited the veteran’s sharpness of mind and the amount of labour, toil, and hard work that he has put in over the years as the reason for his longevity in the Indian Cricketing set-up.
”When you have played international cricket for so many years, there will be times when you are not batting well. The best thing is that his mind is very sharp and he knows when to take singles or when to go for big shots,” Yuvraj was quoted as saying.
On Dhoni’s relevance in the game
Having turned 37, there have been many speculations around the Wicket-keeper batsman’s retirement from the limited overs format. His propensity to surprise everyone with his decisions, also makes the fans believe in the softest of whispers pertaining to his retirement, although he has reiterated time and again that he’d step down when the time comes.
Nevertheless, Yuvraj explained the reason why he still remains an asset for the team even after playing for around 14 years of International Cricket, with scores of cricketers establishing and snubbed in this period. Singh believes it is his keenness to get better with each passing day that makes him still relevant in modern-day Cricket.
“He’s always been very hard working. I remember in the 2011 World Cup, in seven days we had two off-days. MS would bat all those seven days and we would, at times, feel he was batting a bit too much. He has been very hard-working and that’s why he has been around for so long,” Yuvraj said.