Yograj Singh accuses Dhoni of purposely losing the World Cup SemiFinal. The former cricketer also blamed Dhoni for his Yuvraj Singh’s axing from the team.
Former Cricketer and Yuvraj Singh’s father Yograj Singh raised storm in a controversial interview with News 18. He blamed Mahendra Singh Dhoni for his son’s exclusion from the team and claimed that Dhoni purposely lost the semi final to ensure that he would remain the only modern-day Indian captain with a World cup under his belt.
He started off by saying that it was not just Dhoni but a few other men such as Ravi Shashtri MK Prasad and the north zone selector who he claims called Yuvraj old. Yograj then argued the decision to make Dhoni captain when Yuvraj Singh was the senior of the two. He spoke about the bad blood between the two and credited Anil Kumble for bringing Yuvraj back.
Kumble, according to Yograj, was removed because a character like Shastri suits Dhoni’s personality more. Both of them, he said, suffered from God Complex. As soon as Shastri was appointed the head coach, Yuvraj was dropped. The reason he gives is that with Yuvi out, Dhoni automatically becomes the senior most player. A position that allegedly allows him to freely manipulate Virat Kohli.
Dhoni didn’t want India to win the World Cup
He then claimed that Dhoni purposely lost the match for India. He questioned his intentions saying that when he plays for Chennai SuperKings, he is always looking for ways to win but the same intent was not there in the semi-finals despite Jadeja going all guns blazing. The reason for this, according to him, is that he does not want another Indian captain to have the honor of leading India to a world cup victory.
It looks as though a lot of his comments are mired with his bias for his son Yuvraj Singh. Yograj is clearly a disappointed man who clearly believes that his son got the raw end of the deal. However, how much of what he said is true? At the moment we have no clue. Hopefully Yuvraj Singh will open up on this subject so we can arrive on to more clarity on the situation.
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