Two-time World Cup-winning all-rounder, Yuvraj Singh, recently revealed the names of the bowlers who he found toughest to face.
Yuvraj named two legendary bowlers of the by-gone era, spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan and one best seamer ever produced, Glenn McGrath, as the toughest bowlers he had to face.
“I really struggled against (Muttiah) Muralitharan. Had no clue against him. Glenn (McGrath) would trouble me a lot with the away-going delivery. Luckily I didn’t play much against McGrath because in Test matches I was sitting out and cheering for the seniors,” Yuvraj stated while interacting with Sportstar.
However, the southpaw credited master blaster Sachin Tendulkar for helping him overcome his doubts against Murali. “Sachin (Tendulkar) told me to start sweeping (against Muralitharan) and I was at ease,” continued Yuvi.
Further, Yuvraj’s most interesting comment in the interaction came when he disclosed about not getting enough support from Indian captains MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli, compared to the backing he received from Sourav Ganguly.
India won the 2007 T20 World Cup and 2011 ODI World Cup in the captaincy of Dhoni, on the back of stellar performance from Yuvraj throughout the tournament.
“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),” concluded Yuvraj.