Yuvraj Singh: I was expecting to lead Team India in the 2007 T20I World Cup ahead of Dhoni

Former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh speaking to the ’22 Yarns’ podcast said that he was expecting to lead Team India in the 2007 T20I World Cup ahead of Dhoni. The then team India selectors had something different in their mind as they made MS Dhoni the leader of the winning side for the T20I World Cup.

Dhoni had played three years of International cricket by then. Also, the Indian side was in a bad shape before the inaugural event of the T20I World Cup as Men in Blue were reeling from their dismal show in the 50-overs World Cup where they were knocked out after the first round.

In addition to this, it was also Dhoni’s first assignment to lead the Indian side at the highest level and he also got off the mark with a positive note as he made sure the Indian side to seal the T20I World Cup even after playing with an inexperienced side.

I was expecting to captain India in the T20 World Cup: Yuvraj Singh

Yuvraj Speaking to the ’22 Yarns’ podcast, “So, basically, India had lost the 50-over World Cup, right? I mean there was quite a turmoil in Indian cricket and then there was a two-month tour of England and there was also a month tour in between with South Africa and Ireland. And then there was a month of T20 World Cup so there were like four months away from home.”

“So probably the seniors thought that they need a break and obviously, nobody took the T20 World Cup seriously. I was expecting to captain India in the T20 World Cup and then it was announced MS Dhoni will be the captain,” Yuvraj told on the 22 Yarns podcast.

In the marquee event, Yuvraj had scored 148 runs and picked one wicket from 6 games he played. Also, he’s fondly remembered for the six sixes he smashed in a single over to Stuart Broad in a game India played against England during the tournament.

 

 

 

 

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