Yograj Singh father of Yuvraj Singh, lambasted Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni by accusing him of being arrogant, and comparing him to the mythic antagonist of the Ramayana, Raavana.
According to the report, Yogiraj fired(tirade) against Dhoni on a Hindi news Channel.
Yogiraj Saying that “Dhoni was nothing and he became a God in cricket just because of Media people. Only the Media took Dhoni to the top stage without any efforts of Dhoni and he is not deserved to be. Once upon a time he had nothing but now he sits in front of media and rips off media persons. Dhoni laughs at media who has given him so much hype to the top position and also laughs at Indian people who clap when he scores a run. Speaking honestly, If I were a media person, I would have Slapped Dhoni right there“.
He did not end the conversation there, continued to attack Dhoni with different reasons and comparing him to Raavana saying,
” Dhoni is arrogant. As Raavan’s headweight came to an end, Dhoni will also suffer some day. Dhoni’s proud also will come to an end. He himself consider much above Raavana. I really feel ashamed when the other cricketers come to me and speak about Dhoni. In the earlier days, I use to think that people must be cribbing about Dhoni due to his success, fame, name as the other may feel jealous of him. But, when crickerts spoke me about Dhoni, I think that I have never seen a terrible person like him ever in my life.”
India, who lifted the World Cup trophy in 2011, were knocked out in the 2015 event after losing to Australia in the semi-finals at the SCG.
Criticising Dhoni, Yograj said,
“In the 2011 final, Yuvraj was going to bat but Dhoni stopped him and went to bat and became a hero. Why didn’t he bat at No. 4 this time?Why did he go at No. 6? If he considers himself as a great then he should have batted at No. 6 and guided India to a win against the Aussies.”
Cursing Dhoni, Yograj said:
“There will be a day when Dhoni will be left to beg and become penniless and would not get any favour.“Earlier also Yuvraj chose not be associated with what his father had said about Dhoni prior to the team’s departure for the World Cup.
Yuvraj Singh meanwhile, is said to have distanced himself from his father’s remarks. The dashing left-hander, who was once the mainstay of India’s ODI batting, lost form and fitness a few years ago and had been in and out of the team before his non-selection in the World Cup squad.