New Delhi: The golden journey of Team India’s most successful captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni) started with winning the 2007 T20 World Cup. Dhoni had caught everyone’s attention by winning that World Cup with a young team. But now former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh, who played an important role in making the team win the World Cup, has given a shocking statement.
Yuvraj’s big statement
Yuvraj (Yuvraj Singh), who was a fellow teammate of Dhoni (MS Dhoni), has now given a big statement regarding the 2007 World Cup. Yuvraj said that he was hoping to become the captain of the 2007 T20 World team, but the selectors had shown confidence in Dhoni, who had entered international cricket only three years ago. In the 22 Yarn podcast, Yuvraj said, ‘India was out in the 50-over World Cup. At that time there was a lot of stir in Indian cricket and then immediately after that there was a big tour of England too. Not only this, there was also a one-month tour with South Africa and Ireland in between. Apart from this, it was also the month of T20 World Cup, so the players had to stay away from home for four months.
‘I was hoping to get the captaincy’
Talking further, Yuvraj Singh said, ‘Maybe the seniors thought that they need a break after playing so much cricket and that’s why no one took the T20 World Cup seriously. I expected to get the captaincy of India in the T20 World Cup and then it was announced that MS Dhoni would be the captain. Whoever becomes the captain in the team you have to support that man.
Yuvraj did a great job
Even though Team India won the 2007 World Cup under the captaincy of MS Dhoni, players like Yuvraj Singh and Gautam Gambhir played an important role in winning it. Yuvraj hit 6 sixes in an over of Stuart Broad against England in World Cup 2007. Not only this, Yuvraj was also the Player of the Tournament in the 2011 50-over World Cup.