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“Dhoni and I aren’t close friends…” Yuvraj Singh Made A Striking Revelation-TGN

Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni are hailed as two of the finest middle-order batters to have ever played. Together they have done wonders for the Indian cricket team, winning some of the biggest tournaments, including the ICC T20 World Cup 2007 and the ICC ODI World Cup 2011.

While Dhoni led the Indian cricket team in both the 2007 T20 World Cup and the 2011 ODI World Cup at home, on the other hand, Yuvi was India’s best player in the inaugural World T20 competition and was adjudged as the Player of the Tournament in 2011.

Though, both the cricketers are now retired from the international format but their heroics are still etched in everyone’s minds.

While their on-field partnership is still remembered by fans, however, there remain certain beliefs about their relationship and equation with each other. In several revelations made in the last couple of years, there have been questions over the relationship of both the cricketers.

"Dhoni and I aren't close friends..." Yuvraj Singh Made A Striking Revelation

Yuvraj Singh Made A Striking Revelation About His Friendship With Dhoni

On Saturday, in his latest interview, Yuvraj Singh made a big revelation saying that Dhoni and him aren’t close friends. Yuvraj admitted that they were friends because they both played the game of cricket for the nation. Beyond that, they didn’t quite connect as their lifestyles were different. He said:

Me and Mahi are not close friends. We were friends because of cricket, we played together. Mahi’s lifestyle was very different from me, so we were never close friends, we were only friends because of cricket. When me and Mahi went on the ground, we gave more than 100% to our country. In that, he was captain, I was vice-captain. When I came into the team, I was 4 years junior. When you are captain and vice-captain, there will be decision differences.”

He added: “Sometimes he made decisions I didn’t like, sometimes I made decisions he didn’t like. That happens in every team. When I was at the end of my career, when I wasn’t getting the right picture about my career, I asked him for advice. He was the guy who told me that the selection committee is not looking you right now. I was like, at least I got to know the real picture. This is just before 2019 World Cup. That is the reality,” 

Further, Yuvi stressed that teammates in a team don’t have to be best friends with each other, they just have to give the best for their side. He said:

“Your teammates don’t have to be your best friends outside the field. Everybody has a different lifestyle, skill set. Certain people hang out with certain people, you don’t have to be best friends with everyone to go on the field. If you take any team, all eleven don’t get along. Some do, some don’t. When you are in the park, put your ego behind you and contribute on the field.”

“There were times when MS was injured, I was a runner for him. I remember there was one moment when he was in 90s, I wanted to give him the strike to help him reach his 100. I remember diving for him, for his second run, as he was in 90s.”

“When I was batting in a World Cup match, I was 48 against the Netherlands. There were 2 runs to get and Mahi blocked both the balls so that I get 50,”

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