Yuvraj Singh bursts at Indian team management for World Cup loss

Jose Verdugo
Julio 14, 2019

MS Dhoni has been one of the longest-serving cricketers in the Indian national team, having already guided the senior team to the inaugural 2007 T20 World Cup and the 2011 ODI World Cup. Finally, we don't know what their plan was for No. 4. He was quick to point out the case of Ambati Rayudu, who was overlooked as replacement when Shikhar Dhawan and Vijay Shankar were ruled out due to injuries. The selectors, however, unimpressed with his performance on the tours of Australia and New Zealand picked Vijay Shankar for the role instead. If someone was failing at No. 4, the team management should have told that player that he was going to play the World Cup.

"The team management should have groomed someone". Dhoni's retirement has become a national debate as he turned 38 earlier this month and there is concern about him taking part in 2023 World Cup. Like in 2003 World Cup, we were playing New Zealand before the tournament, everybody was failing.

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"It was disappointing to watch what they did with Rayudu". He further said: "I would like him to lead India in 2023 World Cup. He got runs in New Zealand but after three or four bad innings, he got dropped", Yuvraj said. With the ability to grind it out and hold one end up, fans and critics expected the former skipper to walk out, but to the surprise of everyone, the Indian team management sent in Dinesh Karthik, Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya above Dhoni. "But the same team played in the World Cup", Yuvraj was quoted as saying by TOI in an interview.

India's middle-order failed when needed the most as after Matt Henry and Trent Boult cleared the top-order in the semi-final, there was no resistance from the batsmen before Dhoni was joined in the middle by Jadeja. "You can't drop someone if he is unable to do well all the time", added the legendary batsman.

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