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What is MS Dhoni trying to prove, asks Yuvraj's father

March 27, 2016 15:19 IST
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IMAGE: India’s Mahendra Singh Dhoni, right, and Yuvraj Singh during a training session. Photograph: BCCI.

Yuvraj Singh’s father Yograj Singh has launched another scathing attack at India’s captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

The former India cricketer has slammed Dhoni for underbowling his son and also shuffling him in the batting order.

"I have played under the greatest captain — Ashok Mankad — so I know what is going around. After not playing international cricket for two years and then making a comeback is fantastic — hats off to him. The captain expects him to perform and then suddenly drops him to No 7 (against Bangladesh).

"What the f**k is happening? What is the captain trying to prove?," asked Yograj, in an interview to Mid-day.

Yograj has warned Dhoni with what he is dealing with and said that too much shuffling in the batting order affects the mindset of a player.

"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 said.

Yograj is miffed with Dhoni for not giving the ball to his son on tracks which are expected to aid 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.

Yograj has time and again criticised Dhoni with his last attack being during the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand when Yuvraj was excluded from the squad.

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