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Yuvraj questions ability of Indian T20 batting coach


Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh on Tuesday has questioned India batting coach Vikram Rathour’s ability to guide Indian cricketers in the T20 stage.

Yuvraj questions ability of Indian T20 batting coach

The previous coach Sanjay Bangar was replaced by Rathour as the batting coach last year.

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“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 said during a live session in Instagram.

The T20 coach Rathour played six Tests and seven ODIs for India in between 1996 to 1997. Yuvraj feels that a player should be take care with on the basis of presence of mind.

“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 had retired from international cricket last year. The veteran also pointed at India chief coach Ravi Shastri, “The current guys have no one to talk to and take advice,” he said.

On the question of who has to be the guiding man for the youngers, Yuvraj said: “I don’t know if Ravi is doing it but maybe he has others things to do. 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.”

Yuvraj also questioned the selection of players during last year’s ODI World Cup. “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,” Yuvraj said.

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

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