‘Every captain has a favourite and Suresh Raina had MS Dhoni’s backing’: Yuvraj Singh
By: PTI | New Delhi |

Updated: April 20, 2020 8:05:34 am


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It is widespread for any captain to have a favourite participant and when it got here to Mahendra Singh Dhoni, it was Suresh Raina, who loved unstinted backing from the previous India captain, feels Yuvraj Singh.

One of India’s biggest limited-overs cricketers, Yuvraj remembered how Dhoni confronted choice dilemma when he had to decide on two out of him, Yusuf Pathan, and Raina within the taking part in XI through the 2011 World Cup.

“Suresh Raina had a lot of support then, because MS used to back him. Every captain has a favourite player and I think Mahi really backed Raina at that time,” Yuvraj stated instructed ‘Sports Tak’.

Ultimately all three gamers made the taking part in XI (though Yusuf was dropped from taking part in XI mid-tournament) with Yuvraj taking part in a pivitol function in successful the title.

“Yusuf Pathan was also performing well at that time and even I was doing well and was also picking wickets. And Raina was not in a good touch then,” he stated.

“They did not have a left-arm spinner at that time and I was picking wickets so they did not have any choice,” he added.

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The swashbuckling batsmen additionally revealed questions have been raised over the bat he used to famously hit Stuart Broad for six sixes in an over through the 2007 T20 World Cup, main the match referee to test the willow.

“The Australian coach at that time came to me and had asked if there was a fibre behind in my bat and asked if it was legal. Has the match referee checked it? So I told him to get it checked.”

“Even (Adam) Gilchrist asked me who made our bats. So match referee had also checked my bat. But honestly, that bat was very special for me. I have never played with a bat like that. That one and the 2011 World Cup bat, there were special.”

Yuvraj was lavish in his reward for Sourav Ganguly for nurturing younger expertise and picked the BCCI President as his favourite skipper.

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“Dada would be my favourite captain. He supported me a lot, the most. We were young also so he nurtured the talent,” Yuvraj stated.

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