Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Former all-rounder Yuvraj Singh was one of the biggest match-winners for Team India in the 2011 World Cup. He was adjudged Man of the Tournament in the mega event and was instrumental to help India emerge as champions.

However, the latter phase of Yuvraj’s career was not that rosy. He was forced to be away from the game for more than a year after being diagnosed with cancer, which he defeated.

In a recent interview, the former all-rounder made bold statements about not getting support from team management and captain MS Dhoni after his recovery. As per Yuvi, he was unfairly treated by the selectors, team management and the captain at the fag end of his career.

“I missed the 2015 World Cup despite scoring so many runs in the domestic run. But things were different then. I had set a target to play 2019 World Cup. But I didn’t get the support from the team management and captain. I felt very bad at that time, but I decided to make peace with myself and move on. I am glad that I retired at the right time,” said Yuvraj.

Yuvi further claimed that the Indian dressing room changed completely after 2011, and senior players like Virender Sehwag and Zaheer Khan were not treated fairly.

As per the former Southpaw, India couldn’t win the 2019 World Cup as the team management failed to give security to the players.

“It was unfortunate that India didn’t win the 2019 World Cup. India, Australia and England were the best teams then. There was every reason for India to emerge champions. However, players were not feeling secure then. You can’t bring out the best from a player by suppressing him,” said Yuvraj.

The former stylish Southpaw also rued that he was not given any clear message from the team management during the fag end of his career.

“They didn’t treat even senior players like Sehwag and Zaheer properly. So I couldn’t have expected anything better for me. These kinds of things happen in Indian cricket,” said Yuvi adding that he is proud to make a comeback to the Indian team and play so much cricket after recovering from cancer.