Former cricketer and the father of Yuvraj Singh turned an ugly face on wicketkeeper-batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni, blaming him for India’s exit from the World Cup.
Team India’s performance in the ICC World Cup had been remarkable in the group stage games as they ranked No. 1 with 15 points in hand. However, their performance in the Semi-Finals saw a drastic decline as the batting order failed to generate numbers and suffered an 18-run defeat against New Zealand.
According to reports, Yograj Singh raised questions on Dhoni’s capabilities as he failed to generate numbers in the death overs of the crucial game and held him responsible for over pressuring Ravindra Jadeja.
He said, “Jadeja had started to hit big shots as he came in while Dhoni on the other end telling him to play the shots. Before that, Dhoni told Hardik Pandya to take on the spinners.” Criticizing further he said, “Mahendra Singh Dhoni, you have played so much cricket. Do you have no sense of what to do and what not to do? Did Yuvraj ever tell his fellow players to play the shots?”
Questioning further, Yograj Singh added that Dhoni is capable to hitting fours and sixes but what happened at that moment when he was required to score big numbers.
Dhoni scorer 50 runs before getting Run-Out in the 48th over. The end order batsmen failed to generate the last 24 runs and succumbed to 221 resulting in India’s devastating defeat that left the entire nation broken hearted.