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New Delhi: Former all-rounder Yuvraj Singh on Tuesday questioned India batting coach Vikram Rathour’s ability to guide Indian cricketers within the T20 format.

Rathour had changed Sanjay Bangar because the batting coach final yr.

“He (Rathour) is my friend … do you think he can help players of this T20 generation? Has he played cricket at the level to help them?” Yuvraj, who was a part of the 2007 World T20 and 2011 World Cup profitable groups, mentioned throughout an instagram session.


Rathour performed six Tests and 7 ODIs for India between 1996 and 1997.

Yuvraj mentioned a participant ought to be handled on the idea of his character.

“If I was coach I’ll tell goodnight to (Jasprit) Bumrah at 9pm and take Hardik (Pandya) out for a drink at 10pm … that’s how you deal with different personalities.”

Yuvraj, who had retired from worldwide cricket final yr, additionally took a veiled dig at India chief coach Ravi Shastri.

“The current guys have no one to talk to and take advice,” he mentioned.

Asked if it’s not Shastri’s job to guide the players, Yuvraj mentioned: “I don’t know if Ravi is doing it but maybe he has others things in his hand.

“Anyway, you can’t tell everyone just ‘go out and play your game, express yourself’, this approach may work with someone like Sehwag … but this will never work with Pujara … so these things the coaching staff need to realise.”

The 38-year-old additionally tipped Hardik Pandya to break his quickest T20 fifty document.
“Hardik Pandya could be the guy who breaks my record of fastest T20 fifty … he has all the making of being a great all-rounder … but then again you need to have someone to guide him in the team.”

Talking about his expertise of enjoying for various groups within the Indian Premier League, Yuvraj mentioned he didn’t take pleasure in his time at Kings XI Punjab:

“I wanted to run away from Kings XI Punjab … the management didn’t like me there … they did nothing I asked them to do … and when I left they bought all the players I had been asking them to. I love Punjab but I did not like the running of the franchise.”

Yuvraj additionally slammed the collection of players throughout final yr’s ODI World Cup, the place Virat Kohli and Co exited on the semifinal stage after dropping to New Zealand.

“The selection during the 2019 World Cup was shocking. You need people to question those decisions when players who have played 5 ODIs are playing in the middle order.

“Can the current selectors question these decisions when they themselves have played only 5 ODIs?” he requested.

The 2014 World T20 remaining was one of many worst days of his in any other case illustrious profession as he may solely muster 11 off 21 balls to see India go down to Sri Lanka within the remaining.

“I take full accountability for that remaining loss. I couldn’t hit the ball. But then the Lankans bowled very effectively. “Even the opposite batsmen struggled however followers and media made me the villain.

“There had been stones thrown on my home in Chandigarh. When I got here residence, I noticed my India cap and the bat I hit 6 sixes with and realised my time is completed.

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