Yograj Singh takes a U-turn on Dhoni, calls him a ‘legendary player’

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MS Dhoni is one of the most loved and admired players in the cricketing world. The way he led Team India to victory in the 2007 T20 World Cup, as well as the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, earned him the name of ‘Captain Marvel’.  Also known for staying calm under pressure, ‘Captain Cool’ MS Dhoni is undoubtedly a born leader.


However, former cricketer and Yuvraj Singh’s father Yograj Singh had earlier blamed Dhoni for Team India’s World Cup exit. He had even gone on to say that Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja had to sacrifice their wickets as Dhoni was not playing the big shots.

But recently, Yograj took an absolute U-turn and suddenly, began showering praises on MSD.


“He (Dhoni) is serving the nation for a long time. Dhoni is a big player, and in fact, I am a big fan of him,” he said.

Yograj even praised Dhoni’s leadership skills and called him a ‘legendary player’.

However, he felt that some harsh decisions taken by MS Dhoni ruined careers and divided the Indian team. He, in fact, clearly blamed him for Yuvi’s downfall and hinted that Yuvraj could have gone on to play many more matches for India.


“How he has taken the captaincy decisions. I would like to say that whomever you serve or do anything else, but you should never do bad to anyone.  If you want younger players in the team, you should give them chances. You should not build a life in which other people don’t have respect for you”.

Dhoni will not be a part of India’s upcoming tour of West Indies as he has taken two months off to train with the Indian Army.


Check out what Yograj Singh said about Dhoni in this particular video:


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