Former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh stated that he got huge support from Sourav Ganguly in comparison to MS Dhoni and current Indian skipper Virat Kohli, a report said. Yuvi made his debut under the captaincy of Sourav Ganguly against Australia in the ICC Champions Trophy in 2000 and also played under Rahul Dravid, Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, MS Dhoni, and Virat Kohli at different times of his career.
During an interview with Sportstar, Yuvraj Singh said that he had a lot of support from Sourav Ganguly. He added that soon after Mahi took over, it was a difficult choice to make between Sourav and Mahi.
He had more memories under Sourav’s captaincy because of the support he received from him, he said. I didn’t have that kind of support from MS Dhoni and Virat,” Kohli, Yuvraj said.
Yuvraj Singh played 304 ODIs, 110 of those under Sourav Ganguly’s leadership and 104 under MS Dhoni’s captaincy.
Meanwhile, Yuvraj Singh also said that the current Indian cricket team needs a good guy who can talk to the players about their off-field problems so that their performance can improve on the field.
Yuvi announced his retirement last year. He said the Virat Kohli-led Indian team needs someone like Paddy Upton, a former South African cricketer’ who can talk to players about life and other off-field issues. Paddy Upton served as the mental health and conditioning coach of the Indian cricket team during Gary Kirsten’s tenure as a coach, he added.