'It hurts' - Yograj Singh claims MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli and selectors back-stabbed Yuvraj Singh

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: May 05, 2020, 06:46 PM(IST)

'It hurts' - Yograj Singh claims MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli and selectors back-stabbed Yuvraj Singh Photograph:( PTI )

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Former India cricketer and father of Yuvraj Singh, Yograj Singh has claimed that both MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli back-stabbed Yuvraj during his playing days which resulted in the southpaw falling down in the pecking order. Yograj further blamed the selectors for ‘betraying’ Yuvraj

Former India cricketer and father of Yuvraj Singh, Yograj Singh has time and time again emphasized on how his son was kicked out from the Indian team. Now, Yograj has claimed that both MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli back-stabbed Yuvraj during his playing days which resulted in the southpaw falling down in the pecking order. Yograj further blamed the selectors for ‘betraying’ Yuvraj. 

Yograj revealed that he had met Indian head coach Ravi Shastri recently while adding that he told the former Indian all-rounder that all great players should get a send-off on the basis of their service to the country.

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"Many have backstabbed him and it hurts"

“Along with these two, I would say that even the selectors betrayed him. I had met Ravi recently. He asked me for a photograph. I called him and pointed out that all great players should get a send-off based on their performances. When Dhoni, Kohli or Rohit retire, I would request the board to give them a good send-off as they have done so much for Indian cricket. Many have backstabbed him and it hurts,” Yograj told a news portal.  

Yograj went on to blame former Indian selector Sarandeep Singh while taking a sly dig at the BCCI for appointing less-experienced selectors. Yograj claimed that Sarandeep used to go to meetings and say Yuvraj should be dropped and added that everyone was worried about Yuvraj’s good performances on the pitch.

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“Indian selector Sharandeep Singh, he used to go to meetings and say that Yuvraj should be dropped. Such people are appointed as selectors who do not know ABC of cricket. What do you expect from them? It hurts when someone backstabs you. Everybody was worried about what would happen to them if Yuvraj continues to perform,” Yograj added.

Yuvraj, one of the finest white-ball cricketers ever and orchestrator of India’s World Cup wins in 2007 and 2011, hung his boots on June 10, 2019. Fans and former cricketers were left flabbergasted on the fact that the southpaw didn’t get a deserved farewell following his service for the team and country.

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