In a recent interview, former India cricketer and Yuvraj Singh’s father Yograj Singh has said that his son Yuvraj was ‘backstabbed’ by many players including former caption MS Dhoni and skipper Virat Kohli. In an Instagram Live session with Sportstar last month, he said that he didn’t get the similar kind of support from Kohli and Dhoni as a captain, as he had received from Sourav Ganguly.
Asked the same question to Yograj Singh in an interview with News24, he said “Along with these two (Dhoni and Kohli), I would say that even the selectors betrayed him. I had met Ravi recently. He asked me for a photograph. I called him and pointed out that all great players should get a send-off based on their performances.”
“When Dhoni, Kohli or Rohit retire, I would request the board to give them a good send-off as they have done so much for Indian cricket. Many have backstabbed him and it hurts,” he added.
Yograj additionally, claimed bias to the selection panel and pointed out Sarandeep Singh, who kept imploring Yuvraj to be dropped from the team.
“Indian selector Sharandeep Singh, he used to go to meetings and say that Yuvraj should be dropped. Such people are appointed as selectors who do not know ABC of cricket. What do you expect from them?” Yograj said.
“It hurts when someone backstabs you. Everybody was worried about what would happen to them if Yuvraj continues to perform,” he added.
Yograj further said that when the squad was being supposed, Suresh Raina was lauded to select over Yuvraj. “What’s new in that? I also got to know, even though I am not sure of how much of it is true, that in one of the meetings, someone said that the Indian team doesn’t need Yuvraj as Suresh Raina is a part of the team. I did not say so. Yuvraj himself said so and I have heard many cricketers say so as well,” Yograj said.