Former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh was the star performer for the Indian cricket team in two World Cup wins. Yuvraj played an instrumental role in India’s win in the 2007 T20 World Cup, scoring brilliant half-centuries against England in a must-win game and against Australia in the semi-final. All thanks to his brilliant contribution he won the player of the tournament performance in the 2011 World Cup.
However, post-2011 World Cup, Yuvraj was diagnosed with Cancer, and because of this he had to take a break from cricket. When he returned in 2012, he wasn’t the same batter. He was seen struggling to keep his place in the team.
Yuvraj Singh played his last ODI match against West Indies in 2017. It was the same year when he scored his highest ODI score of 150 runs against England. Yuvi was given a few chances but he failed to leave an impact.
Yuvraj Singh Credited Virat Kohli For Facilitating His Comeback
Meanwhile, recently Yuvraj Singh spoke about his comeback to team India and said that it was Virat Kohli who helped him make a comeback in the Indian team. He also expressed gratitude by saying that if it wasn’t for Kohli, he couldn’t have made a comeback in the team. He said:
“When I made my comeback, Virat Kohli supported me. Had he not backed me then I wouldn’t have made a comeback. But then it was Dhoni who showed me the correct picture about the 2019 World Cup that selectors are not looking at you,”
He added: “He showed me the real picture. He gave me clarity. He did as much as he could.”
Yuvi Revealed MS Dhoni Changed After 2011 ODI World Cup
Further, Yuvraj Singh said that MS Dhoni had a lot of faith in him till the ODI World Cup in 2011 but things changed after he returned from the illness. He revealed:
“Till the 2011 World Cup, MS had a lot of confidence in me and used to tell me that ‘you are my main player’,” Yuvraj said. “But after coming back from illness the game changed and a lot of changes happened in the team. So as far as the 2015 World Cup is concerned, you can’t really pinpoint at something. So this is a very personal call.”
He added: “So I understood that as a captain sometimes you can’t justify everything because at the end of the day you have to see how the country performs,”