Yuvraj Singh questions Ravi Shastri's ‘go out and play your game' approach Photograph:( AFP )
Former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh has questioned Team India head coach Ravi Shastri’s approach of ‘go out and play your game’ as he said it may not work with every player.
Since his retirement in June 2019, Yuvraj Singh has been vocal about different aspects of cricket. The former Indian all-rounder has been vocal about team selections and decision-making of the team management and now, the southpaw has questioned Team India head coach Ravi Shastri’s approach of ‘go out and play your game.’
During an Instagram Live session, Yuvraj said Shastri’s ‘play your natural game’ approach may work with someone like Virender Sehwag but it will never work with Cheteshwar Pujara while adding the coaching staff needs to realise certain aspects of the game.
"The current guys have no one to talk to and take advice. I don’t know if Ravi is doing it but maybe he has others things in his hand. Anyway, you can’t tell everyone just ‘go out and play your game, express yourself’, this approach may work with someone like Sehwag … but this will never work with Pujara … so these things the coaching staff need to realise," Yuvraj said.
Yuvraj also criticized Team India’s selection in the ICC World Cup 2019 as he said how could team management allow someone like Vijay Shankar, who didn’t have much experience in high-pressure games, to bat in the middle-order. While India were splendid in the quadrennial event, they fell short in the semi-final in their defeat to New Zealand.
Apart from cricket, Yuvraj has been vocal on social media platforms during the time of COVID-19 pandemic. Yuvraj has held Instagram Live sessions with the likes of Jasprit Bumrah, Rohit Sharma, among others.