Yograj Singh, the former Indian cricketer and the father of our World Cup hero Yuvraj Singh is popular for his controversial statements against former Indian captain MS Dhoni and the current skipper Virat Kohli. He is often seen calling out MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli for doing ‘injustice’ with the cricketing career of Yuvraj Singh and not giving him enough chances that he deserved.
Mohammad Kaif, who took retirement from cricket in the year 2018, recently, opened up about many things. He praised Yuvraj Singh and called him a ‘champion’ of the shortest format of the game. However, during the interview, Mohammad Kaif also said that it’s difficult to hold on to a spot if one doesn’t perform.
Kaif claimed that in a nation like our talented players are waiting to enter Team India. He said:
“I don’t think that Yuvi’s father’s allegation is true. But yes, Yuvi is a shorter format cricket champion, he should have got more opportunity. But in India, if a player lost his form for few matches then it’s not easy to save the spot. Because many talented players are waiting to enter Team India,”
Furthermore, Mohammad Kaif heaped praises on the former Indian skipper MS Dhoni. He said that MS Dhoni needed freedom to select his team and his records are a testimony of his brilliant captaincy. He said:
“Dhoni is the most successful white-ball cricket captain. He deserves some freedom to select his own team. You can question him when he fails to deliver. But his records are spectacular. He won many trophies for India. So, the selectors will give the freedom and values his suggestions. It will not become favouritism,”
Meanwhile, MS Dhoni was all set to play for Chennai Super Kings in the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League, which has now been suspended because of the Coronavirus pandemic.