‘MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli didn’t support me like Sourav Ganguly did’: Yuvraj Singh
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Updated: March 31, 2020 11:09:49 pm


Yuvraj Singh lastly revealed who was one of the best chief for him. (File Photos)

After enjoying beneath numerous profitable captains in his 17-year-long worldwide profession, Yuvraj Singh has lastly come out and revealed who was one of the best chief for him. The 38-year-old revealed on Tuesday that he appears again to his enjoying time beneath Sourav Ganguly most of the time.

Although it was beneath MS Dhoni, that he received the 2011 World Cup and emerged because the ‘Player of the Tournament’, the left-handed batsman mentioned that he had extra reminiscences of enjoying beneath the present BCCI president.

In an interview with Sportstar, the previous India all-rounder mentioned, “I have played under Sourav [Ganguly] and had a lot of support from him. 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 [MS Dhoni] and Virat [Kohli].”

Yuvraj, who has made 304 ODI appearances in his profession amassing 8701 runs by hitting 14 centuries picked out Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan because the hardest bowler he has ever confronted.

“I really struggled against [Muttiah] Muralitharan. I had no clue against him. Then Sachin [Tendulkar] told me to start sweeping [against Muralitharan] and I was at ease,” he mentioned.

“Glenn [McGrath] would trouble me a lot with the away-going delivery. Luckily, I didn’t play much against McGrath because I was sitting out and cheering for the seniors in the Test matches.”

The 2011 World Cup winner who was finest recognized for his hard-hitting and performances beneath strain additionally talked about his most memorable knocks, selecting his 169-run knock in Bangalore in 2007.

“The 169 at Bangalore [in 2007 when India was 61/4] and the 57 not out against Australia in the 2011 World Cup quarterfinal. The knocks came under tremendous pressure. The six sixes [against Stuart Broad] were very memorable too.”

Yuvraj’s contribution to the group has been immense and aside from his heroics in 2011 World Cup, many bear in mind the left-handed batsman for his six sixes towards England and his essential 121-run partnership with Mohammed Kaif within the 2002 Natwest Series.

After garnering a number of accolades through the years, Yuvraj Singh introduced retirement from the game in June final yr. “I was extremely lucky to play 400 games for India. I could have never imagined it when I first started playing cricket,” Yuvraj had mentioned after saying his resolution to stop.

Yuvraj was the primary power behind India’s second World Cup triumph in 2011, scoring 362 runs in eight innings, which included 4 fifties and one century. In the bowling division, Singh took 15 wickets in 9 matches and was India’s second highest wicket-taker after Zaheer Khan.

The veteran cricketer has amassed over 11,000 worldwide runs within the 304 ODIs, 40 Tests, and 58 T20Is. He averaged 33.92 in Test matches, 36.55 in ODIs and 28.05 in T20Is. He additionally took a complete of 148 wickets in all three codecs of the sport.

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