On Tuesday, Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh questioned the ability of the Indian team’s batting coach Vikram Rathour. Yuvi questioned Rathour’s ability to help the next generation cricketers in the modern T20 format of the game.
Speaking during an Instagram session, Yuvraj Singh said, “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 also shared how a player should be dealt with based on his personality traits. He said, “If I was the coach I’ll tell goodnight to (Jasprit) Bumrah at 9 pm and take Hardik (Pandya) out for a drink at 10 pm… that’s how you deal with different personalities.”
Yuvraj Singh did not hold anything back and took a dig at current Indian team head coach Ravi Shastri. He said, “The current guys have no one to talk to and take advice.”
Yuvraj also comment’s on the specifics of Ravi Shastri’s role with the team. The 2011 World-Cup winner said, “I don’t know if Ravi is doing it but maybe he has other 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 realize.”
The Punjab Southpaw also slammed the team selection for the last year’s ODI World Cup. Yuvraj Singh questions the decision of selectors for the 2019 World Cup in England where the Virat Kohli led Indian team lost to New Zealand in the semi-finals
“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 asked.
Yuvraj Singh has also tipped Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya to break his fastest T20 fifty record. Yvi commented, “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.”