World Cup 2019: Yograj Singh blames MS Dhoni for India’s semi-final loss towards New Zealand


Yograj additionally blamed Dhoni for Ambati Rayudu’s retirement.

Yograj Singh
Yograj Singh. (Picture Supply: Twitter)

Workforce India misplaced within the semi-final of the 2019 World Cup to New Zealand which ended their dream of successful the trophy. The 240-run chase had gone all the way down to the wire with Ravindra Jadeja and MS Dhoni forging a partnership price 116 runs from 92/6. Whereas the previous attacked from the phrase go, Dhoni saved on rotating the strike to launch within the final couple of overs. However he failed to take action and was run-out courtesy an distinctive throw from Martin Guptill.

Yuvraj Singh‘s father Yograj Singh has now questioned MS Dhoni’s method within the chase and feels that the veteran ought to’ve reasonably acquired out a lot earlier. The duty for Jadeja and the previous Indian captain was too steep however they saved combating. The left-hander went towards the bowling to stun the Kiwis and on a pitch, the place the opposite batsmen utterly struggled, Jaddu scored at a strike-rate of greater than 125.

The equation, courtesy his distinctive knock, had come all the way down to 52 off the final 5 overs. However a few good overs adopted and it turned 37 off 18 deliveries which elevated strain and Jadeja performed a false shot after scoring 77 off simply 59 balls.

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MS Dhoni, within the meantime, didn’t take any threat and was planning to take the bowling on within the final couple of overs. The equation lowered to 31 off the final couple of overs and he managed to smack one six to fluster Lockie Ferguson however misjudged a second run in the identical over. Run-Out shattered India’s all hopes and had been finally bundled out for 221 runs within the last over.

Questioning MS Dhoni’s intent earlier within the innings through the partnership, Yograj Singh acknowledged that the veteran was telling the likes of Jadeja and Hardik Pandya to go for photographs however he himself wasn’t hitting regardless of getting half volleys.

“One boy (Ravindra Jadeja) comes and he begins taking part in the massive photographs at will with none fear. You might be batting on the opposite finish. You might be telling him to play the photographs whereas he was batting on 77. Earlier than that, you advised Hardik Pandya to tackle the spinners.

“Mr Mahendra Singh Dhoni, you’ve gotten performed a lot cricket. Don’t you’ve gotten any sense about what to do and what not? Did Yuvraj ever inform another participant to play the photographs as you do? You bought so many half-volleys, you hit large sixes, what occurred to you at that second? Have been you anxious? It’s best to have gotten out. What distinction would it not have made?” Yograj mentioned whereas talking to NNIS Sports activities.