Recently, the father of Yuvraj Singh, Yograj Singh made shocking statements on MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli saying that they betrayed his son. He further explained how selectors always tried to ignore Yuvraj Singh in the team despite strong performances for the country in limited-overs. Speaking of the same, Mohammad Kaif feels those claims aren’t true.
Time and again, Yuvraj Singh’s father has blamed MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli for not providing the former India all-rounder with enough support and opportunities to prove himself. Those statements have created enough ruckus in Indian cricket.
MS Dhoni’s records are spectacular – Mohammad Kaif
While speaking on Helo App, Mohammad Kaif said that Yograj Singh’s allegations against MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli regarding his son Yuvraj are baseless to a large extent. Mohammad Kaif called Yuvraj Singh a champion in white-ball cricket and added that he should have got more opportunities.
“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,” Kaif was quoted as saying in Helo App.
“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,” he added.
Mohammad Kaif and Yuvraj have spent some glorious years together in the Indian cricket team and won many matches, including the famous Natwest 2002 series final against England. Later, Yuvraj Singh continued his rich vein of form and won many awards for India while Kaif had a downfall.