Tonight’s IPL match holds significance, but mostly for negative aspects than positive. Yes, this is in reference with the recent controversy involving MS Dhoni and Yograj Singh, Yuvraj Singh’s father.
This is the second time that the former Indian cricketer has lashed out at the current India and Chennai Super Kings skipper. This time around, Yograj has been harsher than on the first instance.
On both accounts, Yuvraj declined his involvement in this controversy claiming that he is on good terms with Dhoni. Nevertheless, today will definitely be an awkward instance when both individuals – Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni – take the field at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
It all began when the Indian captain and BCCI members met to select the 30-man probables list to represent India in the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup
…from which Yuvraj Singh was excluded
Sports pundits and the general public together condemned BCCI’s decision to exclude Yuvraj Singh from cricket’s mega event. However, Yuvraj’s father, Yograj was very vocal about it
He showed his disappointment not only towards the BCCI, but also targeted the current Indian team captain MS Dhoni
Yograj cited Dhoni as being the main reason for his son’s exclusion of the squad for the World Cup, despite his good form in the Ranji Trophy
His accusation, though not valid, was intriguing enough and forced people to question Dhoni as well as the BCCI on the related subject. After all, it was Dhoni and Yuvraj at the crease when India won the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup against Sri Lanka
Fate, however, had other plans and favoured Yuvraj when he became IPL’s most expensive player in history when Delhi Daredevils bought him for 16 crores
In the midst of all this, Yograj Singh has again decided to take a shot at the Indian and Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni forcing Yuvraj to tweet in support of Dhoni
Today is the second match of the IPL and the occasion that marks India’s two big players crossing awkward paths when former brothers-in-arms MS Dhoni, representing CSK, faces Yuvraj Singh of Delhi Daredevils
The moment they see each other eye to eye, without a doubt, is going to be the one of the most awkward moments in IPL history.
Do you think the two players will put their past behind and play a gentleman’s game tonight? Do let us know your thoughts on the ongoing Yograj Singh controversy.