New Delhi: Controversial figure Yograj Singh just can’t see India win under skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The father of Team India’s all-rounder Yuvraj Singh is back in the news again and for the same reason.
Ahead of the crunch India versus Australia ICC World T20 clash in Mohali, Yograj, who once said that he would slap Dhoni, this time around lashed out again at ‘Captain Cool’ for his unfair treatment of Yuvraj.
After not playing international cricket for two years and then making a comeback is fantastic. The captain expects him to perform and then suddenly drops him to No 7. What the f**k is happening? What is the captain trying to prove?" Yograj was quoted as saying according to a media report.
"When shuffling happens too often, questions arise in the mind (of the player) and that this is not cricket. A player wonders whether he is needed or not. The captain has to be very careful in what he is dealing with.
I have told my son not to worry because his time will come and that is just around the corner. Let me see MS Dhoni being dropped for two years or anybody else getting dropped and making a comeback to the Indian team and whether they score a single run," Yograj added.
The furious dad also stressed that Yuvi should have been handed the ball with wickets assisting spinners.
If he (Dhoni) does not like him, he should bloody well tell the selectors about it. If he has got anything personal with him, he can take it out, but by doing this, you are destroying the team. Imagine Yuvraj not bowling on such turning wickets where he has claimed 15 wickets in the 2011 World Cup. The world is watching this," said Yograj.
Earlier, after the India-New Zealand match in Nagpur, a scribe questioned Dhoni why Yuvraj wasn’t introduced into the bowling attack.
If you see Yuvi (Yuvraj Singh) didn’t bowl a single over because I felt he was not needed. Maybe the situation didn’t permit me to use him with two left-handers batting. I feel with Hardik (Hardik Pandya) being there, if the need arises of a seamer, you can obviously use him and if you need a spinner you already have like a Suresh Raina or a Yuvraj Singh,” Dhoni said.
After Yuvraj was not picked for India's World Cup squad in 2015, Yograj had passed a scathing remark at the skipper.
"Dhoni is arrogant. The way Ravana's pride came to an end, Dhoni will also suffer some day. He considers himself much above Ravana.
I feel really ashamed when other cricketers come and tell me about Dhoni. Earlier, I used to think that people must be cribbing about Dhoni due to jealousy. But when the cricketers told me about him, I think I have never seen a terrible person like him ever in my life," he had said.