New Delhi: Former India cricketer Yuvraj Singh joined his former teammate Harbhajan Singh in hitting out at former India head coach Greg Chappell. Harbhajan had earlier referred to Chappell’s time with Group India as ‘worst days of Indian cricket’ following the latter’s comment on former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
It began with Harbhajan paying attention to an article on Dhoni the place Chappell is quoted as saying that he used to recommendation the Ranchi wicket-keeper to play alongside the bottom extra as a substitute of attempting to hit each ball to the boundary.
Harbhajan’s publish learn: “He asked Dhoni to play along the ground coz coach was hitting everyone out the park. He was playing different games. #worstdaysofindiancricketundergreg.”
He requested Dhoni to play alongside the bottom coz coach was hitting everybody out the park.. He was enjoying totally different video games 😜#worstdaysofindiancricketundergreg 😡😡😡 https://t.co/WcnnZbHqSx
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) May 13, 2020
Yuvraj replied to Harbhajan’s Tweet and seemingly took a dig at Chappell. His publish learn: “Msd and Yuvi no sixes in the last 10 play down the ground.”
🤣 Msd and Yuvi no sixes within the final 10 play down the bottom
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) May 13, 2020
Chappell was coach of the Indian staff for 2 controversy-riddled years between 2005 and 2007 through which he clashed with a number of senior members of the staff, particularly then-captain and present Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly.
His time, nevertheless, was additionally recognized for the rise of a number of youthful gamers within the squad together with Dhoni and Suresh Raina.
“I vividly remember that I was left awestruck when I saw him (Dhoni) batting for the first time. He was definitely the most exciting cricketer in India at that time. He used to hit the ball from the most unusual positions. He is the most powerful batsman I have ever seen,” stated Chappell throughout a chat session on the Fb deal with of the Playwrite Basis.
“I keep in mind his knock of 183 in opposition to Sri Lanka and the way he tore them aside. It was energy hitting at its highest. The following match was in Pune. I requested MS, ‘why don’t you play alongside the bottom extra as a substitute of attempting to hit each ball to the boundary’. We have been chasing 260 odd and have been in place and Dhoni was enjoying a contrasting inning to the one he had performed simply a few days earlier than.
“We nonetheless wanted 20 runs to win and Dhoni requested me, via 12th man RP Singh if he might hit sixes. I instructed him not till the goal was in single digit. Once we wanted six runs to win, he completed the sport with a six,” he stated.
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