India’s World Cup winning all-rounder Yuvraj Singh recently complained about the current Indian limited over captain MS Dhoni that the latter never receives his phone calls.
Yuvraj revealed this curious information at a fashion show named “YW Fashion” owned by him. The program was attended by Chris Gayle, Dwyane Bravo, and Virender Sehwag. Yuvraj was asked about MS Dhoni on the day of the launch of YW Fashion, so he replied, “I think he’s very busy and as usual he doesn’t answer my phone calls… mere toh kya woh aapka (reporter’s) bhi phone nehi uthayega (He won’t even pick up your phone calls) He must have been busy with the T20s in America.”
Yuvraj was an integral part of MS Dhoni’s 2007 World T20 winning team where Yuvraj Singh blasted six sixes against England and in the semi-final he scored 70 off 30 balls that helped India to qualify for the final.
In the 2011 World Cup also Yuvraj played a role of an all-rounder that was crucial for India league phase campaign.
Recently, Yuvraj Singh’s relationship with Dhoni suffered a setback as he was dropped from the 2015 World Cup team. Yuvraj Singh’s father Yograj Singh criticized MS Dhoni as his son was dropped from the World Cup squad.
However, Yuvraj Singh played in Australia in three-match T20I series, and then in Asia Cup followed by World T20 2016. But, he was dropped from India’s recent T20I series against West Indies.
So, Yuvraj’s comment surprised many as this match winner has played a key role in Dhoni’s success as captain.
Indian fans and journalists are yet to find out the reason. MS Dhoni is recently in New York enjoying the US Open.
Back home his fans are waiting eagerly for the release of biopic “MS Dhoni-The Untold Story”.
Now in the wake of this phone call controversy, the writer of a motivational book on MS Dhoni ” Think and win like Dhoni ” Sfurti Sahare revealed the real reason. Sfurti as a writer of the book spent time with MS Dhoni to understand the Indian captain as a person off the field. So she knows, why does MS Dhoni not receive Yuvraj Singh’s call.
According to her, Dhoni is not a tech savvy man and when he doesn’t play cricket he stays away from communication mediums and receives only a few calls.
Sfurti posted her insights to end the speculation and rumor which has been going on for the last couple of days.
On her facebook wall, Sfurti posted her opinion and clear the air. “MS Dhoni uses the phone only to call 3-4 people… Otherwise, he never uses phone nor is addicted to it. He simply never picks up any calls,no matter who ever calls … So Yahoo Cricket stops making these stupids news that he is not picking specifically Yuvi’s call.”
In recent times, when Yuvraj was playing for India in T20I it was seen that Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh still share a good rapport on the field.
But, a cricketer like Yuvraj Singh, who has made a strong contribution to the Indian cricket , can he not expect a return call from his captain?