Yuvraj Singh bursts at Indian team management for World Cup loss
Former Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh blames Indian team management for the exit of India from World Cup at the semi-final against New Zealand.
India displayed a poor show with their batting in the semi-final game of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 against New Zealand. The batting collapse of top order ans middle order was the key in India’s defeat.
Following the loss, there are so many speculations, discussions going around the team, specially about the team management. The decisions by the team management during the semi-final are highly criticised now.
Former Indian all-rounder and the World Cup hero of India, Yuvraj Singh also blamed the team management for their plans and tactics regarding the team, both before and during the tournament. He pointed out that they failed to back up a player for the important no.4 slot.
“The team management should have groomed someone. If someone was failing at No. 4, the team management should have told that player that he was going to play the World Cup. Like in 2003 World Cup, we were playing New Zealand before the tournament, everybody was failing. But the same team played in the World Cup,”Yuvraj Singh told The Times of India.
The former all-rounder is not happy with what happened in the case of Ambati Rayudu. He feels that it is not fair and good to axe him after three or four bad innings, while he was among runs before that.
“It was disappointing to watch what they did with Rayudu. He was in the contention for the World Cup. He got runs in New Zealand but after three or four bad innings, he got dropped,” Yuvraj Singh told The Times of India.
“And then Rishabh (Pant) came in and he got dropped. If No. 4 is a crucial position in ODI cricket, if you want someone to do well in that position, you will have to back him. You can’t drop someone if he is unable to do well all the time,” added the legendary batsman.