If you sit down to explain Yuvraj Singh with a set of adjectives then there’s a excessive probability phrases like carefree, flamboyant, trendy, and match-winner will characteristic in it. Outspoken could not rank excessive in that checklist however contemplating the character of Yuvraj Singh it ought to undoubtedly discover a place in someplace. Nine months after saying his retirement from all types of cricket, former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh has determined to faucet that outspoken aspect of his.
India’s prolific match-winner of their current two World Cups – 2007 T20 World Cup and 2011 ODI World Cup – Yuvraj revealed he obtained extra support below Sourav Ganguly’s captaincy than below MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli.
Yuvraj, who made his debut below Ganguly’s captaincy towards Australia within the Champions Trophy in 2000, has performed below Rahul Dravid, Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli in numerous instances.
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The swashbuckling left-hander, nevertheless, charges Ganguly – his first captain – larger.
“I have played under Sourav (Ganguly) and had a lot of support from him. Then Mahi (MS Dhoni) took over. It’s a difficult choice to make between Sourav and Mahi. I have more memories of time under Sourav because of the support he gave me. I didn’t have that kind of support from Mahi and Virat (Kohli),” Yuvraj instructed Sportstar.
Yuvraj represented India in 304 ODIs, 110 of these have been below Ganguly’s captaincy – probably the most. Dhoni is an in depth second, below whom Yuvraj has performed 104 ODIs.
Interestingly, Yuvraj has the perfect document taking part in below Dhoni. He has scored 3077 in 104 ODIs taking part in below Dhoni at a mean near 37 whereas below Ganguly he has scored 2640 runs at a mean of 30 in 110 ODIs. A whole lot of it, nevertheless, has to with Yuvraj getting extra skilled and achieved as a world batsman when Dhoni was the chief.
Reflecting on the beginning days of his profession, Yuvraj mentioned it was an incredible feeling to be instantly sitting beside his heroes within the Indian dressing room.
“I came (in 2000) when there was no IPL. I used to watch my heroes on screen and suddenly I was sitting next to them. I had such respect for them and learnt from them how to behave, how to talk to the media. There was a lot of learning. Today, there are hardly any seniors to guide the players who are mostly the same age,” Yuvraj Singh.
Speaking concerning the present lockdown situation, Yuvraj mentioned, it’s heartbreaking to see so many individuals die due to coronavirus.
“I think this has its advantages and disadvantages. It’s heartbreaking to see so many people dying all over the world. It is spreading so fast. People, rather than panicking, should visit the official health sites (WHO and Union Health Ministry) to really understand what the disease is. In my case of cancer, I was also very scared in the beginning but then I got the right information, went to the right doctor and hospital. Please understand that these government and official health sites will guide you accurately because there is rampant misinformation about the virus on social media. First of all, people need to stop reading (social media) and look for correct information.”