Yuvraj Singh has never captained India, despite being one of India’s most frequent match-winners in white-ball cricket and one of the key reasons for India’s two World Cup victories — the 2007 T20 World Cup and the 2011 ODI World Cup.
“So, basically, India had lost the 50-over World Cup, right? I mean there was quite a turmoil in Indian cricket and then there was a two-month tour of England and there was also a month tour in between with South Africa and Ireland. And then there was a month of T20 World Cup so there were like four months away from home. So probably the seniors thought that they need a break and obviously, nobody took the T20 World Cup seriously. I was expecting to captain India in the T20 World Cup and then it was announced MS Dhoni will be the captain,” Yuvraj Singh said.
However, the selectors chose MS Dhoni, who had just recently begun his spectacular rise to international cricket. Yuvraj stated he never had any problems getting along with Dhoni throughout their time together as India’s captain.
India went on to win the T20 World Cup against all odds.
Yuvraj, who was one of India’s best players in the competition, stated that the youthful Indian team did not have a specific strategy and was simply playing their natural game.