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It will be like the old days playing with him Dhoni: Yuvraj

By Nilabh Aole -


One of India's greatest allrounders, Yuvraj Singh has a bunch of praises for Mahendra Singh Dhoni's decision to give away his captaincy from limited-overs cricket. Yuvi also feels that he and Dhoni now together can spread the same old magic like the good old days and amaze the fans with their "fearless brand of cricket".

Talking to BCCI.tv, Yuvraj said, "It will be like the old days playing with him (Dhoni) when we had started. Obviously, I started much before him (Yuvraj made his India debut in 2000 and Dhoni in 2004) but back then we were fearless when we used to play together. We can do the same this time, in the upcoming series." 

Yuvi played some crucial roles during India's world cup triumph in 2007 and 2011. Speaking of that, Yuvraj said, "We were the No 1 side, won two World Cups and I think these are like amazing achievements. I am not sure how many captains have that. He has been very calm and composed."

He further added, "I think he took a very good decision in stepping down as he must have felt that the next guy to take over and build the team for 2019 World Cup and saw that in Virat. I believe he still has a lot to contribute to this team as a player."

Speaking of his comeback after these long years, Yuvi said, "Talking about Virat Kohli, I have seen him grow up in front of my eyes as a youngster and was always getting better and better. What's special about Virat is that he commands performance. He has been very consistent throughout his career and that fire and consistency have converted him into a very good captain."

Yuvraj also praised Virat's captaincy skills, he said, "I think that is what he demands from the team all the time. 100 percent commitment and that's the hallmark of a good captain. Every year he gets better with his performances. He I think sets his own goals tries to get better with every performance."

Yuvi had heaps of praises for Virat, he said, "Earlier, he (Kohli) used to get a lot of runs, converted them into hundreds and then this year he has started getting double hundreds. I don't know, who averages over 50 in all three formats. Hopefully, Virat continues that and takes India to the next level."

Nilabh Aole

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