The lockdown may have forced the cricketers to sit inside their houses but it has also given them a chance to revisit the past and narrate some old incidents for the cricket lovers.
Recently, the former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh went live on Instagram with a leading magazine portal and he claimed that Suresh Raina was the favourite cricketer of MS Dhoni when the latter was the skipper of the Indian cricket team.
Suresh Raina is out of the Indian squad for quite a long time now. He made a comeback in the year 2018 when he was selected for the England tour but he was not able to perform well in both ODIs and T20s and as a result, he was dropped from the team.
Remembering the old days, Yuvraj Singh talked about the time when Dhoni had to choose two players out of three – Yuvraj, Raina and Yusuf Pathan for the India squad which was going to play the 2011 World Cup. Yuvraj said that in the end, all three of them made it to the team despite the fact that Yusuf was dropped midway in the tournament.
Yuvi further disclosed that he and Yusuf were in good form at that time but Suresh Raina was out of form. He also said that the Indian team needed a left-arm spinner and the selectors were left with no other option than selecting him as he was taking wickets at that time.
Yuvraj Singh went on to say that Suresh Raina played only four matches while he played the knockout matches also along with the final in which he played an important knock. As per him, every captain has a favourite player, adding that Suresh Raina was Dhoni’s favourite player and Mahi supported Raina a lot.
Yuvraj was full of praises for the former Indian skipper and the current BCCI President Sourav Ganguly. He also revealed that Ganguly is his favourite captain as he supported him the most.